Only ONE Kennedy Space Center employee testing positive for COVID-19 involves a large and expensive operation to sanitize every inch of the facility.
According to the federal documents Royal Fashion News has received … Several firms working to sterilize the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi are being paid just under $191k in taxpayer money.
One agency, LL & JP, received a total of $145,367 by Stennis for cleaning “up to CDC requirements for suspected or Coronavirus Disease cases 2019.” It is NASA’s major research site for the rocket engines.
The funding came in 2 stages according to the docs — first for $80,986 on March 18 and then again for $64,381 on March 27.
The second stage came earlier this week after 3 Stennis workers had been tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, an organization named the Brevard Achievement Center, over at the famed Kennedy Space Center, has obtained $45,258 for Janitorial services. The money was reserved “for activities related to unexpected precautionary coronavirus.”
That’s feds-speak for … When an employee recently tested positive for COVID-19 we had to scrub down very well.
Bottom line: There is no good spot to contract coronavirus, but when it happens at NASA, it is super pricey.