ESnet Status

ESnet Remains Fully Operational Through Shelter in Place Order

ESnet is in full remote operations during the California state-wide "stay at home" and the Bay Area's "shelter in place" orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is headquartered, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is under a public health shelter-in-place order until at least May 31. Under this order, only mission-essential operations may remain open. ESnet is considered mission-essential to the Department of Energy’s scientific research infrastructure and will remain open. 

ESnet is currently in full remote operations. Physical access to operational sites will only be needed to fix hardware failures or an unexpected outage. ESnet’s network operations center will continue to support users remotely. Upgrades and new connections might be delayed as ESnet staff deal with disrupted travel, shipping, and site access due to the evolving public health crisis.

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