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4th Newport News Shipbuilding employee tests positive for the coronavirus

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)

Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday confirmed another positive case of the coronavirus (COVID 19).

Jennifer Boykin, president of NNS, confirmed the new case in Facebook post Friday.

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

The individual who tested positive is considered Navy personnel and works at Building 4931-2, Model Outfitting Facility Bay 1, in the Mid-Yard area, according to the shipyard’s website.

“Because they numbers are expected to increase, we’re only providing the most relevant information about the confirmed cases,” Duane Bourne, spokesman for NNS wrote in a text message.

WYDaily asked if the company was only going to provide the employee’s job and job site, as opposed to when the person was last on company property, if they self-reported and if the individual was currently quarantined or isolation.

“We will continue to provide updates on the website with the most relevant information,” he wrote in a text message.


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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