Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ingalls Shipbuilding will update this page as needed for communicating information regarding COVID-19.

LATEST UPDATE

Liberal Leave has ended, but safety remains a priority.

May 25, 11:00 a.m. 

Now that the liberal leave period has ended, please know that safety remains a core company value at Ingalls Shipbuilding, and that we value our employees.

For your protection, the protection of your fellow shipbuilders and of customers, supplier reps and others entering the facility, Ingalls will continue the enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices, temperature screening, on-site testing, and other appropriate health and safety protocols to ensure we maintain a safe workplace. We will also continue to issue periodic reminders about maintaining social distancing, where possible, wearing protective coverings and masks, and individual responsibility of all employees and visitors to wash and sanitize hands and work spaces.

Active employees who consider filing for unemployment benefits should note that there are penalties prescribed by law for willful misrepresentations or omissions of facts. This means that employees are subject to criminal prosecution if they knowingly use false or inaccurate information to apply for or receive unemployment benefits to which they are not entitled.

Thanks for doing your part to keep our shipyard safe and healthy.  And remember – “What you do today matters!”

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Liberal Leave Ends on May 22

May 14, 2:00 p.m. 

States and communities have begun relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on business services and travel.

As a result, the Liberal Leave Policy we put in place early on in the pandemic will now end one week earlier than originally announced – prior to the first shift on Friday, May 22. Beginning on May 22, employees should follow usual company attendance policies and get approval from their supervisors for PTO / vacation unless on a preapproved leave.

Ingalls understands that some may need more flexibility.  Those employees who need more time off on or after May 22 should use these normal processes:

  • Medical or Family Care Leave of Absence (MLOA) for employee (or for employee to care for an immediate family member) with a serious health condition, or for Short-Term Disability / Loss of Time qualifying immune system conditions
  • Personal Leave of Absence (PLOA) up to 30 days for CARES ACT qualifying reasons
  • For MLOA:  Contact the Leave Desk at 228-935-1009; leavedesk@hii-ingalls.com
  • For PLOA, represented employees must submit form SSF M7818 to their director’s office or Operations Administration.  Non-represented employees must submit form SSF H8344 to their HR Business Partner after management approval.
  • Applications must be timely submitted as required by the applicable MLOA or PLOA process to excuse further absences. If you are unable to download the appropriate form from the links above, both forms are available at the Leave Desk in the HR Building.

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End of COVID-19 Five-Day Absence Pay

May 10, 12:00 p.m. 

In mid-March, as the COVID-19 pandemic developed, Ingalls instituted a temporary pay policy under which each employee could be paid up to five days (40 hours) of COVID-19 Absence Pay, if he or she is ill, without providing documentation. This policy was implemented at a time when it was difficult for individuals to get in to see their regular doctor, and other health care providers were not readily available for diagnosis and treatment.

Most communities are now easing travel and other restrictions. Also, Ingalls is now doing 100% temperature screening of individuals coming into the shipyard, and COVID-19 testing is available onsite for those who do not pass this screening.

As a result, effective Monday, May 11th, the enhanced pay policy that provided that an employee can be paid for up to five days (40 hours) of COVID-19 Absence Pay, if he or she is ill, will no longer apply.

Please refer to the Ingalls Pay and Benefits document for more detailed information about current pay and benefits policies.


May 4, 11:00 a.m. 

Liberal Leave has been extended at Ingalls through May 29, 2020, in order to provide employees with the flexibility they need to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their personal circumstances and family situations.  We want to ensure that employees who make the decision to take Liberal Leave have a complete understanding of all the impacts of not collecting a paycheck on other types of compensation and benefits.

The following list includes some of the major items impacted when an employee remains on liberal leave in an unpaid status:

  • Employees will not be contributing to their own 401(k) accounts.  Currently, they make contributions every pay period.
  • Employees will not be receiving the company match contributions in their 401(k) accounts every pay period.
  • For non-represented employees no contributions are made to eligible employees’ Retirement Account Contribution (RAC) accounts.  These contributions are between 3% – 5% of pay every pay period based on the employees’ age.
  • Employees on Liberal Leave who have outstanding 401(k) loans will have to continue to make loan re-payments or their loans will go into default.  Depending on when they took out their loan, they may be subject to a 10% tax penalty in addition to normal taxes owed on withdrawals.  Employees should contact the HII Benefits Center for more information. .
  • For Ingalls non-represented employees, any purchases they made through the Purchasing Power Program and any loans they have through the Kashable Program will need to be paid while employees are out on Liberal Leave.  Employees will need to continue to pay those through arrangements with the providers.  In addition, employees on Liberal Leave are not able to make new purchases or get loans under these programs since they are not collecting a pay check.
  • Ingalls represented employees will continue to participate in their pension plan and continue to accrue benefits while on Liberal Leave.  However, pension plan formulas are generally based on pay, therefore, employees on unpaid Liberal Leave will see reduced pension accruals consistent with their reduced pay.
  • Employees will not be making contributions to their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
  • Employees will not be making contributions to their Day Care Spending Accounts.
  • For represented employees at Ingalls, unpaid Liberal Leave hours do not count toward the minimum of 1200 hours worked to qualify for full vacation entitlement.
  • At Ingalls represented employees on liberal leave will be delaying their automatic wage progression which is based on hours worked.
  • May impact employees’ eligibility for FMLA in the future.  Employees need 1,250 hours worked in the rolling 12 month period prior to requesting the leave – unpaid liberal leave hours do not count towards the hours worked requirement for FMLA.
  • Premiums for Health, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage may be impacted as follows:
    • At Ingalls, both non-represented and represented employees out on unpaid Liberal Leave will have their premiums go into arrears and this will be collected when they return to work.
  • Certain qualifications and certifications could be lost depending on how long someone is on Liberal Leave and away from work.
  • At Ingalls, a list of uncollected union dues is provided to each union for them to determine if they will request “back dues”.   Represented employees should check with their union for details on this.
  • Certain garnishments may keep compounding and will have to be deducted from pay when the employee returns to work, for example, levies.

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 7, 7:25 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4, payroll, HR lobby
  • HR orientation room
  • Waterfront training center, classrooms, outdoors
  • Safety offices, covey room
  • Resource recovery offices

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 6, 7:45 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Fab shop, offices, stairs
  • East, west panel line, offices
  • Shell shop
  • 7 platten
  • Propulsion assembly offices
  • Joiner ship (CPA)

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 5, 8:40 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4, HR lobby
  • HR orientation room
  • COSAL offices
  • West bank hospital
  • Waterfront training center, classrooms, outdoor

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.

Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 4, 11:00 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

5/3 Sheetmetal

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Facilities
  • CSA 3 offices
  • IPD, offices
  • Electrical, sheet metal shop
  • CSA, CSA west production areas

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 3, 12:00 p.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes.

5/3 gate 1

Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • LBTF office, restrooms
  • Wetdock building, shops, offices
  • Maintenance out building

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 2, 12:20 p.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4, Payroll, EDC, lobby
  • HR lobby, orientation room
  • Waterfront training center, classrooms
  • Machine shop
  • EDC lobby
  • DDG Support Towers (2)
  • 500 area
  • Fire station emergency vehicles

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

May 1, 8:30 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees

4/30 OutfittingHall_Bay1

and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

    • Gates 1, 2, 4
    • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
    • Screening trailer north, south
    • Buses
    • Track 6, Bay 4, Bay 2, 800 area rolling covers
    • Bay 4, Bay 2, offices
    • Outfitting hall, offices
    • Stacking hall, offices
    • CSA III production area

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 30, 8:30 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Lobby- Admin 1, 2, 3, 4, payroll, HR
  • HR orientation room
  • Waterfront training center, classrooms, outdoors
  • Safety offices, covey room
  • Resource recovery offices

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 29, 11:30 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Fab shop, offices
  • East & West panel lines, offices
  • Panel line extension
  • Shell shop
  • 7 Platten
  • Propulsion assembly office
  • Joiner ship (CPA)

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 28, 8:00 a.m. 

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north, south
  • Buses
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4 lobby
  • HR lobby, orientation room
  • IPD upstairs offices
  • Hospital

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.

April 27, 10:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Wetdock building, shops, offices
  • CSA 3 offices, production areas
  • Facilities
  • Outfitting hall, stacking hall, CSA, CSA west production areas

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Message to Ingalls employees about temperature screenings to help prevent

COVID-19 spread

April 26, 12:00 p.m.

To all Ingalls employees:

Thank you for continuing to practice social distancing at work, and in all facets of your daily life.  We are grateful for everything you do to protect your fellow shipbuilders and your families at home, as we all work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As one element of Ingalls’ efforts to ensure a safe workplace for all of us every day, we are now performing temperature scan checks of every individual that comes to our facility entrance points. These scans identify elevated body temperature, or fever, which the CDC lists as a potential sign of COVID-19 infection.

As reminder, follow these guidelines for screenings when you come to work:

Step 1:  Maintain six-feet of distance between yourself and fellow shipbuilders, follow signs and remove hardhats for forehead scanning.

Step 2:  Those with temperatures of 100.4 or lower may enter.

Step 3:  If your temperature is 100.5 or higher, you will be directed to a nearby station for a second temperature screening.

Step 4:  Those who pass the secondary screening will be issued a fast pass to bypass the initial screening lines and go straight to the turnstiles or entrance doors.

Step 5:  Those who fail the secondary screening will be offered a COVID-19 test at the Singing River Health System screening trailer, then directed to home quarantine as necessary.

Note:   Vehicle occupants entering the yard through the Main Gate Traffic Control Point must have windows rolled down to allow screeners to take their temperature. Vans & buses will pull to the side, and a screener will board the vehicle to take temperature of all occupants.

Thank you again for your understanding during these challenging times.

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 26, 12:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • LBTF offices, restrooms
  • Wetdock building, shops, offices

To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.

Special Edition of Ingalls News on temperature screenings

April 21, 4:00 p.m.

As announced last week, temperature scanning stations are being stood up at all Ingalls facilities.  Everyone who enters will be scanned for elevated body temperature, or fever, which is one of the potential signs of a COVID-19 infection according to the CDC.

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 25, 10:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north/south
  • Buses
  • Admin lobby 1, 2, 3, 4
  • HR lobby, orientation room
  • Training center classrooms
  • Fab shop loft offices
  • Panel shop hull lean to offices

To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 24, 12:00 p.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north/south
  • Buses
  • Panel shop
  • Bay 1, 4 rolling covers & offices
  • Bay 6 rolling covers

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 23, 9:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard.

This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north/south
  • Buses
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4 lobby
  • HR lobby
  • West Bank hospital

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 22, 11:15 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north/south
  • Buses
  • Stacking Hall & lean to offices
  • Outfitting Hall & north offices
  • CSA & CSA west
  • CSA III & floor offices
  • CSA III lobby/stairs

 To view photos and videos, visit the daily cleaning report gallery.


Temperature screenings to help prevent COVID-19 spread starts April 22

April 21, 1:30 p.m.

As announced last week, temperature scanning stations are being stood-up to check all who enter our facilities for elevated body

temperature, or fever, which is one of the potential signs of a COVID-19 infection according to the CDC. In order to ensure an efficient and quality process, screening will begin in phases starting Wednesday, April 22 at gate 1, the Engineering Design Center (EDC), Sunplex and the administration buildings. If your temperature is elevated, you will be subject to additional screening to determine if you will be allowed to enter the facility. Objecting to having your temperature checked or objecting to additional testing could create a risk for you or other shipbuilders and therefore you may not be able to enter the facility.

Please keep this in mind when arriving to work and plan your time accordingly.

A special publication will be distributed beginning this afternoon to educate you on this topic further.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 21, 11:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2, 4
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Screening trailer north/south
  • Buses
  • Admin lobby 1, 2, 3, 4,
  • HR lobby, training room

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 20, 2:00 p.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gate 1 turnstiles, canteen exterior
  • Gate 2 turnstiles, golf carts, temperature tents
  • Gate 4 turnstiles, Hero Café exterior, temperature tents
  • Berths 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6
  • Maintenance power shed
  • Maintenance berth 1 electrical trailer
  • Fab shop
  • Track 6 break area/PPE machines

View the daily facility cleaning report & photo/video gallery


Message from Brian Cuccias

April 16, 2:00 p.m.

Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias addresses employees, providing additional information about the new temperature scanning stations at shipyard entry points.

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Ingalls to begin temperature scanning at entry points for employees’ safety

April 16, 10:45 a.m.

Safety is a core company value at Ingalls Shipbuilding.  For the protection and safety of Ingalls’ workforce, temperature scanning stations are being stood up at gates 1, 2 and 4, gate 4 training area. Variations of screening will be extended to Ingalls’ facility entry points including offsite office buildings.

CDC guidance has shown that an elevated body temperature, or fever, is one of the potential signs of a COVID-19 infection. Shipyard personnel will enter a screening tent with signage on the ground indicating 6 feet social distancing. Once at the screening station, individuals will remove their hard hats and a screener will scan their foreheads with a non-contact thermometer.

If your temperature is elevated, you will be subject to additional screening to determine if you will be allowed to enter the facility.

Objecting to having your temperature checked or additional testing could create a risk for you or other shipbuilders and therefore you may not be able to enter the facility.

Stay connected to Ingalls COVID-19 website or IngallsConnect App for updates on the temperature process and what to expect.


Liberal Leave Extended through May 29, 2020

April 15, 12:00 p.m.

Due to continued school closures, Ingalls is extending its Liberal Leave Policy through Friday, May 29, 2020. Employees can take PTO/Vacation or unpaid leave, and will face no penalty upon their return to work.

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Welcome back message from Brian Cuccias

April 14, 10:00 a.m.

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias sends a message welcoming employees back from Easter break, as well as thanking the crews who deep-cleaned and sanitized the shipyard.

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Holiday Break Sanitization Recap

April 14, 3:00 p.m.

Ingalls has implemented nightly enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. Between April 9-13 shipbuilders, along with our environmental cleaning contractors, deep-cleaned and sanitized hundreds of acres of work areas across the yard – in shops and production areas, aboard ships, and in office areas from the Metal Trades Academy to the Wetdock Building.

Hundreds of hours were worked to help ensure the safest work spaces possible.

April 9-13 Sanitization Recap:

  • 15 offsite locations were sanitized including: East Bank, Krebs Avenue offices, SUNPLEX engineering offices, all Ingalls and NAVY Singing River Island properties, the Engineering Design Center (EDC), UNO building in New Orleans
  • 700+ pieces of rolling stock were sanitized including: trucks, forklifts, mules, golf carts, manlifts, etc.
  • Approximately 4.2 Million square feet of covered production, warehouse, and office space as well as 170 trailers/multiplexes were sanitized on the west bank.
  • Office space sanitization included: carpet, floors, restrooms, tables, chairs desks, filing cabinet handles, and office doors.
  • Production areas sanitization included: gangways and accesses, tool boxes, vending machines, drinking fountains, PPE machines, START Stations, break areas, the gates, handrails

Employee Reminder

April 13, 12:00 p.m.

We hope you have enjoyed this year’s expanded Easter holiday break with your families, and plan to come back to work tomorrow safe and healthy.

Remember though, if you don’t feel well tomorrow, or any workday, please stay home – self-quarantine and call your doctor or TELADOC or QuadMed. If you can’t reach them, you may call the Ingalls Medical Department at (228) 935-3841 for an initial screening over the phone. Then, do not return to work unless you have been cleared to return by the Ingalls Medical Department.

It is also important to remember that if you have been seen by a doctor and tested for the virus, please stay home until you have the results and your doctor clears you. In these cases, please also call the Ingalls Medical Department, for clearance to return to work.


Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 13, 11:40 a.m.

Daily Facility Cleaning Report for April 13, 2020

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Outdoor backpack fogging yard wide
  • Gangways, accesses
  • Toolboxes
  • Vending machines
  • Water fountains
  • PPE machines
  • START stations
  • Break areas
  • Gates 1-4
  • Ladders, handrails

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 12, 11:30 a.m.

Daily Facility Cleaning Report for April 12, 2020

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Fire station/ environmental
  • Medical service center
  • Chemistry lab
  • North compressor station
  • Test & trials, test & trials covered storage area
  • Pure water plant
  • Gate 4 controlled access, canteen, restrooms
  • Bar stock storage building
  • Side support building 8 – floors (portable)
  • Drydock
  • Storage building
  • Storage / pad shop
  • 301 annex
  • IPD shop, south office areas only, restrooms, platen
  • Warehouses 1, 1 A, cold storage, ace, Krebs
  • Combine shops electrical shop, pipe shop, sheet metal shop, office areas, misc.
  • Trailers berth 2, berth 3, berth 4, berth 5, track 1, IPD office, berth 3 Coast Guard / Navy
  • NDT building
  • Satellite pipe shop
  • South compressor station
  • Maintenance repair ship (combined shops)
  • Metal processing plant
  • Plastisol building
  • Furnace
  • Rigging shop east end of metal processing
  • C. building (north east corner machine shop)
  • Machine shop
  • Maintenance building- 1, 2 floor offices, shop areas, paint booth
  • Production control tower (portable)
  • DDG side support building 4
  • One oak warehouse building 1, 2, 3
  • Krebs offices
  • North yard well house
  • Big top covers lumber yard
  • Project management security trailer
  • Signing River Island building 88, office areas only
  • Gate 1 canteen
  • Maintenance misc. shops
  • Tool rooms
  • Carpenter shop
  • Fuel depot
  • Furniture warehouse
  • Gangways, accesses
  • West compressor station
  • West yard, south yard HPFW booster pump building
  • Battery charging facility
  • Painters lockers, east wharf
  • LPD 8 berth 2
  • DDG 123 berth 5
  • DDG 121 berth 4
  • DDG 119 berth 6
  • DDG 125 bay 1, 2 south
  • Bay 1 north of east west track 7, south of east west track 7
  • Bay 2 north of east west track 7, south of east west track 7
  • East west track 7, track 3 to track 1
  • DOT shop
  • Tire shop
  • 800 area machine shop, building, big top rolling covers
  • Translation ship
  • Conex motor storage at translation
  • Labor storage shed south of ez go shop
  • Maintenance mechanic storage
  • Lobbies Admin 1, 2, 3
  • Tool rooms crib 25 stacking hall west wall, crib 26 outfitting hall north end, crib 30 wetdock building south east corner, 32 track 6 east west track north west side, crib 34 track 3 east west track north west side, crib 35 electric shop west side, crib 37-49 department north wall midway, crib 39 berth 3 between DDG 62 & NSC 9, crib 33 pipe shop south side near bend area, crib 36 machine shop south side midway, crib 47 CSA 3 east wall south of fire lane

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 11, 9:30 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Trailers- west of multipurpose warehouse, near VLS cover, berth 1, berth 2, berth 3,
  • CSA III- production areas, offices, northeast material portable building
  • Wet dock building
  • Main tool room
  • Joiner shop
  • Singing River Island building 21, 75, 87
  • Sunplex
  • Fab shop-production areas, north office lean-to
  • Welding lab
  • Maintenance machine shop at fab shop
  • Shock test lab
  • Covered platen 7
  • CSA (outfitting hall) – north office lean-to, production area, south lean-to restroom
  • Propulsion assembly building- north offices, production area
  • Component packaging area (CPA) east offices
  • NDT Lab
  • EH&S storage
  • Multipurpose warehouse
  • East yard HPFW booster pump building
  • Central compressor station
  • Bay 4 rolling covers production area, office platform
  • Bay 5 restroom, north of north, north of east/west, track 12
  • North Bay 6 rolling roof covers
  • Big top blast tent
  • Blast & paint hall
  • Bay 7 north of east/west track 7
  • Bay 6 north of east/west track 7
  • LPD 29 (bays 6 & 7 north)
  • Trailer track 7
  • Bay 7 south of east west track 7
  • Bay 6 south of east west track 7
  • North east west track 10 (track 11 to track 6)
  • East west track 7(track 11 to track 6)
  • River track 8 (track 11 to track 6)
  • Bay 1 rolling covers production areas, elevated offices
  • Bay 2 rolling covers construction site
  • Admin building 1, 4
  • Engineering test building
  • Trailers PRECOM parking lot (IT storage, 8-plex, 11-plex)
  • Fire department storage

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 10, 10:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Admin 1
  • Trailers- Pipe Yard, Resources Recovery, Gate 1, south of LBTF, paint area west of track 6, berth 1
  • Resource Recovery
  • GFE storage building
  • Main substation, 2nd floor
  • Safety Store
  • Gate 1 guard house, turnstile area
  • Paint storage area, building, shop, canopy
  • Shot blast building
  • Panel shop west lean-to, north offices, west, east
  • Gate 2 turnstile area
  • Shell shop
  • LBTF west offices, warehouse, production areas, east offices
  • CSA west production areas, north lean-to offices, south lean-to offices
  • CSA production areas, west offices, east offices
  • CSA II (stacking hall) production area, west offices

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 9, 9:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Medical screening trailers
  • Training Center
  • Security Building
  • HR Building
  • Maritime Training Academy (MTA)
  • Engineering Design Center (EDC) Building

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 8, 7:20 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2 & 4, including turnstiles, vending machines, drinking fountains
  • All 4 employee buses
  • Medical screening trailers
  • Ship accesses, gangways, boxes
  • Gate 2 golf carts, mules
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4 lobbies, handrails, exterior doors
  • All handrails and doors for MTA, VVC, security
  • Singing River Island Building, 11, 80, 30, 75, 10, 50 offices
  • Singing River Island Building 21, 88, 70, gym, warehouse
  • Singing River Island Building 11, 30, 10 exterior
  • Transportation- exterior stairs, handrails, interior offices
  • Vessel NSC 9 compartments
  • LPD 29 boxes, vending machines

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Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 7, 8:00 a.m.

Ingalls has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing processes. Teams of Ingalls employees and one of Ingalls’ environmental cleaning contractors, continue to clean facilities and equipment throughout the shipyard. This precautionary cleaning is occurring every night and on weekends and is being done throughout the shipyard.

Crews are also disinfecting other high-volume, high-traffic areas. Last night, crews fogged and manually cleaned the following areas:

  • Gates 1, 2 & 4, including turnstiles, vending machines, drinking fountains
  • All 4 employee buses
  • Medical screening trailers
  • Ship accesses, gangways, boxes
  • Gate 2 golf carts, mules
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4 lobbies, handrails, exterior doors
  • All handrails and doors for MTA, VVC, security
  • Training Center weld booths, SPACES accesses
  • All outside vending machines
  • LBTF all restrooms, interior/exterior doors, vending machines, water foundations
  • Multipurpose warehouse all restrooms, doors, water fountains, handrail
  • Safety Store at Gate 1, ATM
  • American Hero’s Café, ATM
  • CSA III outside break tables
  • All outside vending machines
  • IPD shops
  • Wetdock bathrooms NE, SW
  • Admin 1, 2, 3, 4, HR, VCC lobbies
  • CPA/Joiner Shop
  • DDG side support tower accesses
  • American Hero’s Café outdoor accesses, ATM
  • Safety Store outdoor access, ATM
  • Security control center
  • Track 6 vending
  • Wet dock start clock
  • IPD shop
  • LPD 29

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Video Message from Brian Cuccias

April 6, 3:15 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president, addresses Ingalls employees and discusses the company’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ingalls Continues Extensive Cleaning and Sanitizing

April 6, 10:30 a.m.

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Easter Holiday Extended

April 1, 2:45 p.m.

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias announces extension to Easter holiday.

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Ingalls using advanced deep-cleaning technology to protect shipbuilders

March 31, 4:45 p.m.

Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing is done nightly and on weekends. Fogger disinfectants clean large areas and high traffic surfaces quickly and thoroughly.

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Liberal Leave Extended to May 1

March 30, 8:45 a.m.

Due to continued school closure notifications related to the coronavirus, Ingalls has extended its liberal leave policy through Friday, May 1, 2020. Remember that your job will be secure. You can take PTO/Vacation or unpaid leave without penalty. Absences are excused.

Remember, if you are not at work and you aren’t feeling well, or have fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO WORK! Call your primary healthcare provider, TELADOC at 1-800-835-2362, or QuadMed at (228) 205-7700 for appropriate consultation and treatment. Then please call Ingalls Medical Department at (228) 935-3841 with any updated information, so that the Company can take immediate steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. Do not return to work unless you have been cleared to return by the Ingalls Medical Department.

Please contact your supervisor if you decide to take Liberal Leave.


Reminder for Employees

March 29, 1:15 p.m.

If you are not feeling well, or have fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO WORK! Please call your primary healthcare provider, or TELADOC at 1-800-835-2362, or QuadMed at (228) 205-7700 for appropriate consultation and treatment. Then please call Ingalls Medical Department at (228) 935-3841 with any updated information, so that the Company can take immediate steps to help prevent the spread of the virus.

If you have problems with significant call volume or long lines in trying to reach your doctor or one of our other services, please do not come to work to be screened at one of Ingalls’ onsite screening locations. You may call the Ingalls Medical Department at (228) 935-3841 for an initial screening over the phone.

In any case, please do not return to work unless you have been cleared to return by the Ingalls Medical Department. Please refer to the Pay & Benefits Guidance document on the Ingalls Coronavirus web page.


Ingalls Shipbuilding has Confirmed Additional COVID-19 Cases

March 26, 5:30 p.m.

Ingalls Shipbuilding confirmed additional Coronavirus cases.

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Message from Brian Cuccias

March 25, 1:00 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president informs employees of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Pascagoula facility.

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Message from Edmond Hughes

March 24, 1:30 p.m.

Edmond Hughes, Ingalls Shipbuilding vice president of human resources, sent a message regarding benefits and liberal leave.

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A message from Brian Cuccias

March 23, 3:00 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president has sent a message to all Ingalls employees.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Employee Tests Positive

March 22, 8:00 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president sent a message informing employees of the first positive case at the shipyard.

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Message from Brian Cuccias

March 20, 3:45 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president sent a message to employees about our critical duty to our country.

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Coronavirus Resource Guide Updated

March 20, 10:00 a.m.

Download the new version of the Coronavirus Resource Guide. Documents have also been uploaded in Spanish.

Download the Coronavirus Resource Guide    Download the Coronavirus Resource Guide in Spanish


Coronavirus Resource Guide for Employees

March 17, 2:30 p.m.

Ingalls Shipbuilding releases a resource guide for employees, pay and benefits guidance, and a COVID-19 absence certification form.

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Liberal Leave Extended for Ingalls Employees

March 15, 4:04 p.m.

A statement was released announcing the extension of liberal leave for the week of March 16, 2020.

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Message from Brian Cuccias: Liberal Leave for Ingalls Employees

March 14, 5:30 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president, sent an update regarding the institution of liberal leave for employees.

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A Letter from Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias

March 13, 5:48 p.m.

Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president, sent a letter to employees regarding Coronavirus.

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A Memo to All HII Employees from Bill Ermatinger

March 10, 10:04 a.m.

Bill Ermatinger, HII executive vice president and chief human resources officer, sent a memo to all employees regarding Coronavirus.

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