Employee Procedures for Determining if Dryden is Open for a Normal Workday
On mornings when it appears that the weather is severe enough that driving to work may be hazardous, or if an emergency condition exists at DFRC, the DAOF, or the Aero Institute, Dryden officials will inform resident staff whether to come to work that day.
To get up to date information, call the Dryden Events and Employee Emergency Notification Hot Line at (661) 276-2777. A recorded message will be provided. Do not call the Dryden Security Office or the Operator for workday status.
Information regarding travel conditions or closure notices will also be posted on the Dryden public web site at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/int_weather.html. That page can also be accessed via a link on the lower left side of the Dryden public web site home page at Severe Weather Instructions.
During normal working hours when weather may threaten safe passage from Dryden to surrounding cities, information will be broadcast over DFRC, DAOF, and AERO Institute public address systems.
Specific roadway conditions may be obtained from the California State Department of Transportation at (800) 427-7623 and from the California Highway Patrol web site at http://cad.chp.ca.gov.
In general, employees should assume that DFRC, the DAOF and the AERO Institute will be open unless notified otherwise. Employees should exercise good judgment regarding any decision to travel during hazardous weather conditions, an earthquake, or any other emergency.