Site Status: Resumption of Operations
The Savannah River Site (SRS) continues a deliberate process to safely resume operations that were reduced as part of the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This phased approach considers several factors, including available health data, state and local restrictions and facility preparedness.
The health and safety of the Site workforce is the priority of SRS leadership. We will continue to implement enhanced health and safety protocols including; social distancing, mandatory face coverings, and gathering restrictions, as well as continued increased cleaning and sanitation procedures. The working environment at SRS has changed, and information regarding these important new health protocols will be communicated to employees and Site visitors.
DOE is continuing to analyze the potential impacts of the pandemic to project and regulatory milestones. We will continually monitor and assess local conditions and adjust the pace of resumption of operations as necessary.
As of Monday, July 6, SRS has confirmed a total of 70 cases of COVID-19 among its workforce, 45 of those employees have recovered and been cleared to return to work.
Department of Energy COVID-19 Hub: www.energy.gov/covid-19-hub
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control: www.scdhec.gov
Georgia Department of Public Health: www.dph.georgia.gov
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: coronavirus.jhu.edu