Coronavirus Resources For Employees


Company Updates


Weekly Update From Jennifer Boykin

June 5, 4 p.m.
Phase Two brings a few changes to our daily operation, but the basic rules for coming to work at NNS still apply, and I cannot reiterate enough: Practice social distancing and wear a mask if you can’t maintain 6 feet of separation. Always wear a mask while standing in line or in transit. If you see someone not following these guidelines, report it to your supervisor so that accountability and discipline keep us safe.

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Weekly Update From Jennifer Boykin

May 29, 3:30 p.m.
Building, overhauling, and repairing nuclear ships and submarines are among the most complex and challenging jobs in the world, and yet they are jobs we do every day. It’s true that COVID-19 has thrown us a curveball. But, just like in baseball, we must always be prepared to adjust our swing. Our values keep us centered, and they equip us to handle whatever challenges come our way.

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Weekly Update From Jennifer Boykin

May 22, 2:30 p.m.
It’s hard to believe it has been about eight weeks since Coronavirus (COVID-19) changed our lives. Clearly, we are more informed today than we were when we realized COVID-19’s long-term impacts. We’re better at protecting ourselves and those around us, and we’re changing our behaviors as the pandemic evolves.

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Memo From Karen Velkey: Benefits Actions Effective June 1

May 21, 10:45 a.m.
As HII and its divisions adjust their operations to meet the needs of our “new normal” operations, we are assessing and updating the benefits actions we took in March and April at the height of the company’s response to the pandemic.

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Memo From Karen Velkey: Mental Health Resources for Employees and their Families

May 19, 2:45 p.m.
If you are experiencing disruption, anxiety and fear due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. At HII, we recognize how mental health affects your entire well-being, from your physical health to your engagement at work. To better assist you with the mental and emotional effects of COVID-19, we have established a COVID-19 mental health resources hub on our benefits website.

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COVID-19 Guidance and Policies For Technical Solutions Employees

May 19, 2 p.m.
Pay and liberal leave policies extended through May 31.

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Weekly Update From Jennifer Boykin

May 15, 2 p.m.
Today marks a step forward for our community with the implementation of the government’s phase one reopening plan. This change reflects a downward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia, which is a step in the right direction. At NNS, we are also continuing to transition to our “new normal” with the end of Liberal Leave on Monday, May 18.

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Liberal Leave Ends on May 22 at Ingalls Shipbuilding

May 14, 3 p.m.
States and communities have begun relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on business services and travel.

As a result, the Liberal Leave Policy we put in place early on in the pandemic will now end one week earlier than originally announced – prior to the first shift on Friday, May 22. Beginning on May 22, employees should follow usual company attendance policies and get approval from their supervisors for PTO / vacation unless on a preapproved leave.

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May 17: Cleaning Between Shifts at NNS

Cleaning at NNS
Every day, shipbuilders from different trades work together between shifts to clean and sanitize touchpoints across Newport News Shipbuilding. Watch the video

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Brian Fields of Newport News Shipbuilding, discusses how Industry 4.0 will play a  big role in delivering the agility and resiliency needed to re-ramp-up manufacturing after COVID-19. Listen to the VoiceAmerica radio episode

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