Friday, September 22, 2023

Another person from Newport News Shipbuilding tested positive for the coronavirus

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
A third person from Newport News Shipbuilding has tested positive for the coronavirus. (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding)

Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday confirmed a third positive case of the coronavirus (COVID 19).

Jennifer Boykin, president of NNS, wrote in a Facebook post the individual self-reported and the company will not release the name of the person.

This is the company’s third positive case in less than a week.

The individual is a government civilian employee who works in Building 2, outside the gates in the South Yard area. The person has not been on company property since March 16 and is currently recovering in quarantine.

Boykin said the company is meeting with employees who worked near or came in contact with the individual and are advising the employees to call their medical providers.

“If you test positive for COVID-19, I ask that you please report it to your supervisor immediately,” Boykin wrote. “The sooner we learn of a diagnosis, the greater our ability to keep our fellow shipbuilders as safe as possible.”


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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