Saturday, March 25, 2023

Coronavirus cases at Newport News Shipbuilding continue to rise

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)

Officials at Newport News Shipbuilding said there are two more employees tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19).

One individual–––Monday’s report––worked at the Pier 3 Office, Bent 55 in the South yard and was last on company property on March 27, according to the shipyard’s website.

The company posted information about the second employee on Sunday. The person worked at the Ring Module Shop in the North Yard and was last on company property on April 3.

Both individuals are quarantined and anyone who was at risk has been contacted and asked to self-quarantine.

NNS posted information about cloth, face mask use which included guidelines such as removing masks for identity verification, performing hot work and while wearing an approved respirator.

The company also included another document with frequently asked questions about liberal leave.

There are now a total of seven cases in the Off Yard Offices, four in the Mid-Yard, two cases in the North Yard and one in the South Yard.

As of Monday, James City County has 118 positive cases of the coronavirus , Newport News has 54, Hampton has 41, York County has 21, Williamsburg has 13 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

There are 2,878 positive cases and 54 deaths statewide. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District and one person from the Hampton Heath District have died from the coronavirus.

The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.


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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