Eight total cases of COVID-19 at Ingalls

Another employee tested positive for the Coronavirus at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, making the total now at eight.

The first case of COVID-19 at Ingalls Shipbuilding was announced more than a week ago.

Ingalls released a statement saying employees have the flexibility to stay home if they choose to.

Officials also said, “We fully support all shipbuilders’ choice to take liberal leave, but the work we do as shipbuilders is mission critical to our nation’s defense and maintaining operations during these difficult times is essential to protecting something else we often take for granted: our freedom.”

Ingalls also announced yesterday their liberal leave policy has been extended until May 1st.

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