Lockheed Martin’s Response to COVID-19
Updated March 25, 2020
National security never stops and Lockheed Martin plays an essential role in the national security industrial base, supporting the critical missions of our customers in the United States and abroad. We are working directly with and monitoring in real time the steps taken by federal, state and local officials to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We continue to use best practices to mitigate risks and protect the health and well-being of our employees and partners, while ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What procedures do you have in place to maintain the health and safety of your employees?
A: We have implemented a flexible teleworking policy for employees who can continue the essential work required to meet our commitments to the U.S. Government and our key allies around the globe from home. We have established minimum staffing and social distancing policies consistent with current federal guidance for our employees who continue to support national security in our factories and labs. Any employees with potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus are instructed to work remotely and self-quarantine.
Working closely with local health departments, we also identify and inform any employees who interacted with individuals exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality. We ask those employees to stay home and monitor symptoms that may develop.
Our Facilities teams have increased cleaning schedules within all our buildings and campuses across Lockheed Martin, with a high concentration on common areas like lobbies, restrooms, breakrooms and elevators. Upon learning of probable exposure, a contracted professional cleaning and restoration company sanitizes the employee’s workspace, surrounding workspaces, common areas, and entrances and exits throughout the building. This disinfection service meets CDC guidelines.
We also regularly share exposure-prevention protocols to reinforce healthy behaviors.
Q: Have your travel and visitor policies changed in light of COVID-19?
A: We have limited international and domestic travel, and visitors to our locations unless necessary for business.
Q: What impact is COVID-19 having on Lockheed Martin’s supply chain?
A: We are actively engaged with our customers on mission priorities, and we are working to mitigate disruptions in the supply chain where possible.
Q: How does the March 19 Federal “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” and March 20 Department of Defense guidance impact Lockheed Martin employees and activities?
A: We welcome these important federal guidelines to help state and local governments consider the important steps that balance community safety while ensuring economic and national security continuity. The guidance recognizes the unique role the defense industrial base represents to the nation as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” Lockheed Martin remains committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees through best practices to mitigate risk of exposure to COVID-19.