“We have consulted with DOI public health officials and leadership on appropriate actions,” the email states. “We are aware of the areas these individuals visited and are cleaning these areas following CDC guidelines.”
A USGS employee told Reston Now that many employees are concerned about the spread of the respiratory disease in the building, especially since visitors continue to come in and out of the building.
Although the building is open, employees can opt to work remotely, according to USGS spokeswoman Karen Armstrong.
“We have determined that the risk of exposure to employees who did not have direct contact with the affected individuals is low,” she said.
Ashley Hopko contributed reporting to this story.
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