U.S. FCC Acts to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a number of policies and procedures to help reduce the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) among its employees.

According to a press release issued on March 4th, the agency has implemented the following policies with immediate effect:

  • Visitors to FCC facilities who have traveled during the prior two weeks to countries categorized as Warning Level 3 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will not be permitted access to any FCC facility, including the agency’s Washington, D.C. offices. Those countries currently categorized as Warning Level 3 included China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
  • Similarly, FCC employees and contractors who have traveled to Warning Level 3 countries are being requested not to enter FCC facilities.
  • The FCC has suspended until further noted non-essential domestic and international travel by FCC employees and contractors.
  • The FCC has also suspended involvement or participation in any non-critical, large-scale meetings, conferences or gatherings that involve participants from across the country and/or around the world.

The FCC’s press release notes the dynamic nature of the current threat and says that the agency will take additional actions as warranted.

Read the text of the FCC’s press release regarding the agency’s preventative measures.

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