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What SSA should be doing everywhere: not just Falls Church HQ: Fwd: COVID-19 - Falls Church
Posted On: Mar 27, 2020
From: Ralph C de Juliis
Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 7:28 PM
Subject: What SSA should be doing everywhere: not just Falls Church HQ: Fwd: COVID-19 - Falls Church
To: James Julian 
Cc: Pete Harris , Harris, Pete , Rich Couture 

From: |||OHO OBFS <OHO.OBFS@ssa.gov

Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 3:39 PM
Subject: COVID-19 - Falls Church

All OHO Headquarters employees,

We are kindly sharing information received from DCARO/OAO regarding Falls Church.

Office of Budget, Facilities and Security

From: ^DCARO OAO <DCARO.OAO@ssa.gov>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 4:15 PM
To: #DCARO OAO All Email Users <DCARO.OAO.All.Email.Users@ssa.gov>
Cc: Landis, Dean <Dean.Landis@ssa.gov>; Lytle, Joseph <Joseph.Lytle@ssa.gov>
Subject: COVID-19 - Falls Church - follow up

In the afternoon of March 26, OAO management was first notified of the positive COVID-19 test for an OAO employee who works on the 11th floor of Skyline Tower.  OAO management promptly consulted with OPE’s Medical Office who noted the expiring 14 day quarantine period advised by the CDC.  Nonetheless, in an abundance of caution, we issued a notification to all OAO employees regarding the situation.

The agency is conducting an enhanced cleaning of the 11th floor and the building’s common areas in compliance with CDC guidelines.

We must preserve the privacy of the affected employee, but we are able to share the following facts associated with this circumstance:

  • The employee’s last day in the office was Saturday, March 14, and they have not returned to the office since that date.
  • When the employee left the office, they were asymptomatic.
  • The employee was tested on Wednesday, March 18 and received the positive test result a week later.
  • The CDC recommends that individuals who potentially may have been in contact with an infected person, self-quarantine for 14 days, which in this circumstance would approximately conclude on March 28.

If you have questions about your risk of exposure or any other health risk, your doctor is the best person to ask.  If you have other questions or if would like to discuss your personal situation, please reach out to your supervisor.

We will continue to update you in the event that we learn of additional information related to COVID-19.  For more information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the SSA Medical Office COVID-19 FAQs and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) COVID-19 webpages.


 
 
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