An employee with a subcontractor based at Kennedy Space Center, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

According to email sent by management on Sunday, the employee has been out on leave for over a week and was feeling well but no symptoms when they left for leave.

Tracy Young, a spokesperson for KSC, said employees were notified Sunday that a KSC team member tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“This employee was last at the center more than 10 days ago,” Young said. “Based on the circumstances and elapsed time since the employee was on site, we believe it was acquired after they had started teleworking and there is no additional risk at the center from this person.”

The employees spouse contracted the virus first and was confirmed last week, and the spouse was likely the direct cause for the employees positive status for the virus.

Management with the sub-contractor is working with the employee to come up with a potential list of people contacted.

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