NASA Ames employee tests positive for coronavirus; employees told to work from home

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NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View employees were ordered to work from home after an employee tested positive for the virus, NASA officials said late Sunday.

"We believe the exposure at the center has been limited, but - out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with NASA Headquarters and the NASA Chief Heath and Medical Officer in accordance to agency response plans - Ames Research Center will temporarily go to a mandatory telework status until further notice," officials said in a statement.

Spokesman Darryl E. Waller said the "mandatory telework status" is temporary, but "our work continues." 

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