COVID-19 : National Instruments Penang Quarantine + Cleaning!

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National Instruments Penang just confirmed that one of their employees has tested positive for COVID-19!

Find out what they have decided to do, to mitigate the COVID-19 risk to their Penang campus and employees!


National Instruments Penang Confirms COVID-19 Case

In an email to their staff, National Instruments confirmed that one of their colleagues was just tested positive for COVID-19.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health will identify the close contacts of this National Instruments employee in the next 24 hours, and they will be required to be tested and self-quarantined.

COVID-19 : National Instruments Penang Quarantine + Cleaning!

But out of an abundance of caution, National Instruments decided that :

  • all of their Zone A employees will be asked to work from home until 27 March 2020.
  • they will sanitise and deep clean their entire Penang campus during the weekend.
  • their Zone B employees will be able to resume work on Monday, 16 March 2020.

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Covid-19 : Important Site Update

We have been informed that an NI Penang employee in Zone A has tested positive for Covid-19. The safety and health of our employees and manufacturing operations are NI’s top priority right now.

  • NI Management in collaboration with Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia or KKM) is taking all necessary steps to contain this situation.
  • Ministry of Health has identified and recommended testing and self-quarantine of a small number of our employees through contact tracing. These employees will be notified by Ministry of Health in the next 24 hours directly.
  • Based on the direction of Ministry of Health, we cannot disclose the identity of the affected employee or the identities of the employees who will be contacted.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to ask all Zone A employees to work from home until March 27.
  • Sanitization and deep cleaning will be performed for the entire site and Zone B employees will be back to work on March 16 (Monday).
  • Please continue to read all communications that we send out regarding this as we update on the situation and respond accordingly.
  • Please do not speculate or proliferate unverified information. Please always refer to official Malaysian Government channels and NI communications.

Please speak to your manager if you have questions or concerns.


National Instruments Penang Email On COVID-19 Case

Here is a copy of the email that was issued to all National Instruments employees in Penang.

National Instruments COVID-19 email


COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Thoroughly cook your food, and boil water before drinking

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