Two Sandia buildings resume normal operations Monday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories buildings closed last week due to COVID-19 will open for occupancy Monday. All affected areas have been cleaned and disinfected in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The entire buildings including bathrooms, elevators, stair wells, common areas and high-touch surfaces have been cleaned and disinfected. Any food and consumables left on counters and exposed to disinfection measures were thrown away; food in the refrigerators was not touched because it was isolated from the disinfectant.

All employees who have confirmed contact with the member of the workforce who tested positive have been contacted by Sandia’s medical staff for further instructions. Employees who have concerns about their health and safety should notify their managers and work with the management team to determine appropriate reporting and time-charging.

Sandia is providing current COVID-19 guidance and more information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

As a reminder, if you suspect you have had close personal contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, self-quarantine for 14 days to monitor for signs of illness and notify Employee Health Services or Sandia Medical. If you are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness or fever, call your healthcare provider. If you feel ill enough to report to an urgent care facility or hospital, call ahead to inform the staff.