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As soon as the Government announced that the pandemic had reached stage 3 and that the national containment system would be implemented, CEA mobilized to maintain its essential functions, while helping to combat the spread of the virus and protect the health of its 20,000 employees. Continuity plans for each of the organization's centres were deployed on Monday 16 March to ensure the safety of its employees.
Thus, employees in the nine CEA centers are confined to
their homes and, wherever possible, teleworking has been implemented.
Activities requiring a physical presence on site have been reduced to what is
strictly necessary to maintain essential functions, with scrupulous respect for
barrier gestures and social distancing.
The essential functions concern ongoing research on the
coronavirus, the guarantee of French nuclear deterrent functions, the
maintenance of research and technological infrastructures (in particular clean
rooms and nuclear research facilities) and their security, as well as the
protection of the centres. The CEA is also pursuing priority actions to support
vital economic activities, in particular support for electricity production.
CEA has carried out this adaptation of its working methods
rigorously and as quickly as possible, thanks to the exemplary cooperation of
its employees. It will continue to adapt as the situation evolves.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.