Site Status as of June 2, 2020: Resumption of Operations at SRS
On May 27, the Savannah River Site began a safe and deliberate process to resume operations that were reduced as part of the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a phased approach that will consider several factors, including available health data, remaining 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, as appropriate, the enhanced health and safety protocols that have been in place including social distancing, travel restrictions and gathering restrictions, as well as continued increased cleaning and sanitation procedures. The working environment at SRS has changed, and workers will receive information on these changes as they return to their work locations.
DOE is continuing to analyze the potential impacts of the pandemic on project and regulatory milestones. We will continually monitor and assess local conditions and adjust the pace of resumption of operations as necessary.
As of today, Savannah River Site has confirmed 23 cases of COVID-19. Sixteen of those employees have recovered and returned to work.
We will continue to keep you updated as circumstances warrant.