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Confirmed WIPP COVID-19 Cases


October 01, 2020

Confirmed WIPP COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Positive Test Results: September 23-29 WIPP has been notified of two positive COVID-19 test results for WIPP employees. One employee was last at the site on September 16 and is asymptomatic. The other has not been at the site since July and is symptomatic.

In total, through September 29, WIPP has recorded 39 positive cases, with 22 of the individuals recovered per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

The Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership continue to work with all employees to ensure Department of Health and CDC guidelines are followed.