Wednesday, 7/22/20 11:25am

Tuesday, July 14, MAF had its first joint virtual and partial in-person all-hands.

During the all-hands meeting, Facility Director Robert Champion, Director of Boeing Operations at MAF Jennifer Boland-Masterson, and S3 Deputy General Manager Ron Dailey highlighted key safety messages for working on-site, discussed updates to the MAF COVID-19 Return to Work on-site protocol, and focused on how to move forward as a team as we build America’s rocket. To view the video on YouTube, click here.

MAF Tropical Storm Cristobal Update, 6/7/20 5:45pm

Michoud officials will monitor local and regional weather conditions throughout the night and will update Michoud team members of any additional change to facility operating status.

At this time, the site remains open. Please note the following changes:

  • The 102 cafeteria will be open for Grab N’ Go lunches only
  • The Coast Guard Exchange will be closed on Monday; however, the gas pumps will be operational
  • All organizations & tenant employees should contact their respective management for reporting guidance
  • Be cognizant that there may be possible water ponding around the facility turnstiles

For NASA Civil Service workforce: a liberal leave policy and telework policy for telework-ready employees will be in effect. Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor regarding their status. Supervisors are responsible for knowing the status of employees who decide to report in, telework or take leave.

All employees should monitor conditions affecting their commuting area in order to make the best decision for themselves and their family.

Employees are reminded to actively monitor email, local news, the MAF Space website or call 800-611-3116 for the latest status.

By 6:30 AM, Michoud anticipates returning to HURCON V(5). This condition begins when the storm has passed and operations return to normal. Information on HURCON statuses is available on the MAF Space Status Page.

COVID-19 Update: Saturday, May 16, 3:31pm

Dear MAF Team:

The health and safety of our Michoud family remains our top priority as we navigate these challenging times. After careful evaluation of agency guidance, updated federal, state, and local guidelines, and conditions in the community, we have determined that Michoud has met the conditions to transition to Stage 3 of NASA’s Framework for Return to On-site Work beginning Monday, May 18th.

Specific factors included in our evaluation were the rescission of state and city stay-at-home orders and a decrease in COVID-19 and influenza-like illnesses in the greater New Orleans area over a 14-day period.

Let me elaborate on what the transition to Stage 3 means to the MAF team. All employees who are able to telework should continue to do so. Access to the center will be limited to authorized personnel working on mission-critical tasks that must be conducted onsite.

We will slowly and methodically resume SLS Core Stage and Orion production activities, particularly critical path deliverables to support the Artemis Program. We will do so at a pace that limits personnel and follows federal guidelines for social distancing and use of personal protective equipment. The facility has been cleaned and sanitized, especially in common areas, and hand sanitizer stations have been installed at the entrances to all buildings so that everyone has access to them.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is everyone’s responsibility and there are some simple things that we all can do to keep one another safe. Face masks are required in all high-traffic and common areas including entrances, break rooms, the cafeteria, Coast Guard Exchange, and all areas occupied by Boeing. Continue washing your hands and cleaning your work stations routinely, follow the return-to-site protocol posted on MAFSpace and, most importantly, stay home if you are sick.

I urge you to stay in close touch with your supervisors for specific instructions. Also, please continue to read all communications from your supervisors, the agency, and our facility, and regularly visiting NASA People and MAFSpace for the latest information.

You are all a vital part of NASA’s mission and I thank you for your dedication, patience and support as we work through this difficult time. Please continue to take care of yourself and your families. Your health, and that of those around you, are of the utmost importance.

Robert Champion
Director, Michoud Assembly Facility



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