COVID-19 CAG Disbands

Published July 6, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding is evaluating its COVID-19 response as the virus continues to weaken, with positive cases becoming less prevalent and symptoms less severe.

As a result, the COVID-19 Crisis Action Group (CAG) has disbanded and transitioned its responsibilities to a COVID-19 Council. Operating similar to NNS’ Heat Stress Council, the COVID-19 Council will continue to monitor the virus’ impact on the shipyard and the community, and respond accordingly based on predetermined evaluation criteria and action items that align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

The council comprises representatives from Programs, Communications, Environmental Health and Safety, the Clinic, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources and Labor Relations. Director of Environmental Health and Safety Yesika Kain leads the council’s efforts.

Shipbuilders may continue referencing NNS’ communications platforms for shipyard updates related to COVID-19. For additional information about the virus’ impacts in our community and to stay up to date on CDC recommendations, please visit the CDC COVID data tracker.