NIST is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and others coming onto our campuses by implementing measures consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate COVID-19 exposure. To that end, any NIST staff member who sponsors associates, visitors or contractors who will be performing work in NIST workspaces on either NIST campus is required to provide the following information to them in advance of the visit. Further, while visitors, associates and contractors are on campus, the sponsor must ensure they comply with the requirements in place to mitigate COVID-19 exposure.
Contractors working under their own safety plans and performing work in areas controlled by them on the NIST campus must work with their contracting officer’s representative (COR) to ensure their safety plan includes adequate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Further, they must abide by NIST requirements when in NIST-controlled workspaces.
Any individual coming onto campus must conduct a personal health screening by reviewing the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. This self-screening must be performed every day an individual wants to access a NIST campus. Anyone who does not meet all the screening criteria should immediately contact their sponsor and may not attempt to access the campus.
Follow instructions for access to campus provided by your sponsor.
Visitors and contractors are not expected to know all NIST requirements to mitigate COVID-19 exposure. Therefore, sponsors are required to provide location-specific instruction for the workspaces to be visited or used and traversed, including common areas. Sponsors must ensure that associates will follow all applicable NIST requirements when working at NIST.
The current requirements for wearing cloth face coverings or masks on campus can be found on our Campus Status page.
An individual who cannot tolerate wearing a secure cloth face covering or mask, e.g., for medical reasons, must notify their sponsor in advance. Please see CDC guidance for safe use of face coverings.
While on campus, individuals are required to:
Individuals on campus must comply with the directions on signs.
Cafeterias will not be open. Water fountains will be available; however, NIST is recommending the filling of water bottles, when practical, rather than drinking directly from the fountain.