Sandia National Labs close two buildings after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Sandia National Laboratories has evacuated and is disinfecting two buildings following one confirmed case of COVID-19 among its workforce.

Employees of the labs have been instructed to avoid these areas until further notice. Sandia labs became aware of the positive coronavirus case late Thursday evening.

Sandia reports the infected worker used public transportation and Sandia is working with the city in order to identify the bus routes as well as other details. The Labs says that since Sunday, March 15 they have requested all employees that can work from home to do so and that as of Monday, March 23, around 8,600 employees have been working from home.

Some jobs at Sandia require employees to have access to laboratories, computers, and other resources that are only available at Sandia National Laboratories’ facilities. The Laboratories’ management has identified members of the workforce who have had close, personal contact with the infected person and they are self-quarantined for 14 days so they can monitor for signs of the virus.


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