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Guide to the Ames Research Center Response to COVID-19 Collection
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Description
This collection provides insight into NASA Ames Research Center's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Communications documentation captures how Ames management adapted to challenging conditions, and a gives a view into the workforce culture during lockdown (includes circulars; InsideAmes website postings; email correspondence; town hall meeting transcripts; and an employee survey and results). Other documentation shows how research scientists and high-performance computing facilities supported efforts to study the virus and seek solutions and tools to combat it (includes email correspondence; website postings; meeting reminders, agendas, and summaries; symposium agendas and presentations; informational sheets; and exposure assessment tool resources). The capture of documentation for this collection is ongoing and new materials will be added annually. All of the material in this collection is in digital form.
Background
This artificial collection is compiled by the Ames Research Center Response to COVID-19 Data Collection Project. The goal of the project is to broadly capture how the center evolved and changed in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project team consists of Ames archivists April D. Gage and Danielle K. Lopez, and historian James N. Anderson.January 29, 2020: The first announcement in an Ames centerwide communication regarding the coronavirus notes that cases have been identified in travelers from China arriving in the United States, but the extent of person-to-person spread outside of China remains unclear. The Public Health Officer of Santa Clara County issues a letter regarding the coronavirus, stating that there is not yet any evidence that the virus is present in the community. The letter advises the use of a mask for anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms for the protection of others.
Extent
Number of digital items: 150

Volume: 440 Megabytes
Restrictions
Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government material, researcher must contact the original creator.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Portions may be subject to restrictions.