SpaceX Workers Quarantined After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Written 25 March 2020


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CNBC reports that “at least one employee and one outside health care provider at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, sending some employees into quarantine, according to an internal memo seen by CNBC.” SpaceX “is asking the employees it sent home to remain in quarantine and monitor their own health for any signs of the novel coronavirus for a period of 14 days.” Due to the coronavirus, “SpaceX had already delayed the planned March 30 launch of the SAOCOM 1B Earth-observation satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket on the request of Argentina’s space agency.”
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