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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability For HII Corporate Employees

Jan. 15, 2021, 3:15 p.m.
Bill Ermatinger, HII’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer, sent a message to HII corporate employees. “I want to update you today on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically for corporate employees working in the Newport News area. You may have already seen that Newport News Shipbuilding is categorized as ‘1B’ for the vaccine, which includes frontline essential workers.”

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NNS Employees: Information Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan. 15, 2021, 9 a.m.
Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding, sent a message to employees with information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. “As COVID-19 vaccination plans are being established across the nation and in our community, I want to update you on all that we are doing to provide vaccines to our workforce in a safe and efficient way.”

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Screening Guidance for NNS Employees

Jan. 13, 2021, 11:45 a.m.
As COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided new guidance recommending that critical infrastructure employees conduct self-screenings prior to reporting to work and daily symptom assessments with their supervisors once at work. To align with this guidance, NNS provided screening information to employees.

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Memo From Bill Ermatinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer: COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan. 13, 2021, 10 a.m.
“I want to make you aware of the growing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. While still adhering to health and safety precautions — such as staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks in public — the vaccine is another tool we can all use to help prevent the spread of this virus, and it has the opportunity to be a turning point for the company and the country.”

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Newport News Shipbuilding Holiday Shutdown Reminders

Dec. 18, 2020, 5 p.m.
As Newport News Shipbuilding’s holiday shutdown approaches, the company provides reminders for employees regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAG Update: Year-End Review of COVID-19 Impacts and NNS’ Response

Dec. 15, 2020, 2:45 p.m.
Newport News Shipbuilding’s Crisis Action Group (CAG) provided shipbuilders a COVID-19 update and emphasized the importance of staying vigilant over the holidays. The message included a year-end review of COVID-19 impacts and NNS’ response – and thanked shipbuilders for their ideas and feedback.

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Update: New Remote Work Requirements for NNS Employees

Dec. 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
As a result of recent surges in COVID-19 cases across the country and region, employees who are currently working from home must continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future. In a letter to employees, Susan Jacobs, vice president of Human Resources and Administration, provided additional information about the requirements. “Minimizing our onsite workforce to the greatest extent possible provides another layer of protection to keep all of our employees and their families safe.”

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Message From Bill Ermatinger to Corporate Employees: Holiday COVID-19 Safety

Nov. 17, 2020, 1 p.m.
We’ve made the difficult decision to prohibit all non-business, in-person gatherings at HII Corporate offices, whether they are to celebrate the holidays, recognize employees or a retirement. Hosting similar offsite gatherings is also strongly discouraged.

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Guidance Regarding In-Person Gatherings at NNS

Nov. 10, 2020, 11:50 a.m.
Dru Branche, director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security, sent a message to employees with guidance regarding in-person gatherings at Newport News Shipbuilding ahead of the upcoming holidays. “We are committed to placing top priority on your health and safety,” she wrote. “With that in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to prohibit all in-person gatherings at NNS, whether they are to celebrate the holidays, recognize employees or a retirement.”

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How COVID-19 Spreads

How COVID Spreads
Watch this animation to learn how COVID-19 spreads from person to person through contacts at work, in the community and at home. Read the transcript

Jan. 14: Mike Petters on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Mike Petters
“Here’s an opportunity for us to actually do something for someone else. Let’s get the vaccine, not just for yourself and for your family and for your friends, but also get it for your team.” Watch the video | Read the transcript

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