Federal News Network: Agencies ramp up coronavirus preparations, as NOAA plans large-scale telework ‘test’

“Several agencies have begun to ramp up preparations for their workforces ahead of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in their regions.”

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct a telework test exercise on Thursday as part of its ongoing preparations for potential coronavirus developments, the agency said Monday.

COVID-19 is the illness caused by the current strain of the coronavirus.”

“Participation in this exercise is voluntary and optional but strongly encouraged provided that you have consulted with your supervisor and are able to continue work on organizational priorities and mission-essential operations while teleworking,” Benjamin Friedman, NOAA’s deputy undersecretary for operations, said Monday in an email to employees, which Federal News Network obtained.”

“The exercise will test NOAA’s capabilities, resources and preparedness for “large-scale teleworking.” It applies to all NOAA employees and contractors at the agency’s offices in…” Read the full article here.

Source: Agencies ramp up coronavirus preparations, as NOAA plans large-scale telework ‘test’ – By Nicole Ogrysko, March 10, 2020. Federal News Network.


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