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UPDATE: (FAQs) for Update on COVID-19 Protocols for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

March 23, 2022

The Office of Polar Programs has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Update on COVID-19 Protocols for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP).

Throughout the pandemic, operational decision-making has been informed by medical expertise from across government, as well as from international partners and programs. The Office of Polar Programs' goal has been and will remain to place the safety of our deployers as paramount and collaborate with other station operators, national governments, and state, local and tribal policies on COVID-19 mitigation.



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