JMA is committed to the health of our employees and guests and the JMA Leadership and Human Resource Teams are continuing to monitor the situation.
If you are in the office reminder notices on how best to protect yourself have been placed in high visibility locations throughout the JMA office suites.
In support of this, hand sanitizers have been provided at the front desk and in our conference rooms. Hand soap is available in the break rooms and restrooms and there are disinfectant wipes in each of the break rooms. Please use them freely. For those located outside of the JMA headquarters area, we will coordinate with your program managers to see what your needs are. In our headquarters space, Boston Properties, our landlord, has provided information on what they are doing to clean and disinfect the common areas.
Please remember that this is flu season and the same measures we as individuals should take to minimize our risk for flu, apply to the Coronavirus. They are;
- Wash/sanitize your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your sneeze/cough with something other than your hands
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Avoid touching other people
Organization and state websites such as those listed below have continuously updated information. Please visit for the most recent news and updates.
- World Health Organization (WTO); https://www.who.int/
- National Institute of Health (NIH); https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM); https://www.opm.gov
- DC Department of Health; https://dchealth.dc.gov/
- MD Department of Health; https://health.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx
- OK Department of Health; https://www.ok.gov/health/index.html
- VA Department of Health; https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/
Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia and Oklahoma each have a formal hub. These include the latest updates and released state information. We understand that a number of employees will be affected by at least two states depending on where they reside. We ask that you follow your states orders.
- DC COVID-19 Hub: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/
- Maryland COVID-19 Hub:https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
- Virginia COVID-19 Hub: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
- Oklahoma COVID-19 Hub: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/
Public Transport Information has been updated for employees who reside throughout the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to restrictions put in place in the interest of public safety, the DC Metro (Bus and Rail) have updated schedules that adhere to the curfew. Please see below.
PLEASE NOTE: DC Metro is requesting that all customers follow recently updated CDC guidance by wearing a cloth face covering while traveling on Metro. Specifically, the use of cloth face coverings is strongly encouraged aboard all buses, trains, and MetroAccess vehicles, as well as in rail stations, bus terminals and other transit facilities.
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA/DC Metro);https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/covid-operating-status.cfm
- COVID-19 Public Information; https://www.wmata.com/about/news/covid-19-public-information.cfm
- Virginia Railway Express (VRE); https://www.vre.org/about/blog/coronavirus-health-safety-guidance-on-vre/
- Amtrak; https://www.amtrak.com/planning-booking/policies/coronavirus
- Uber; https://www.uber.com/us/en/coronavirus/
- Lyft; https://www.lyft.com/safety/coronavirus
Each of these websites and national news agencies are providing information on the virus, hot spots, risk level and most importantly, prevention methods. At this point, with very few exceptions, every country has reported an infection of varying magnitude. If you are traveling, be it local or across state lines, please exercise the same caution you exhibit here at home.
We will provide you with updates that relate to our work environment or situation as soon as we receive them.
**Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO, or US Government officials. If you are contacted by anyone, be sure to verify their authenticity before responding or sharing any personal information. You can verify if communication is legitimate by contacting the government agency or multilateral organization directly.