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Campus Status

Please make sure you read the NIST Visitor and Contractor Protocols for Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure on NIST Campuses page and complete the Screening Questionnaire before arriving on site.

** Please note, the federal government now requires that individuals on federal facilities complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. Individuals should carry a copy of this form with them when on a NIST campus, and be prepared to present their form if requested by their COR or sponsor.  **


NIST Gaithersburg

The NIST Gaithersburg campus is currently in Phase 1 of reopening. Gates A and C are open for entry and Gate A may be used to exit campus. (Visitors must enter through Gate A to get badged initially.)

A limited number of staff who have been pre-approved by their supervisors are reporting to campus for work. The majority of NIST staff will continue with maximum teleworking.

At this time, local community transmission is either substantial or high. All staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors in common areas and shared spaces.

Anyone coming onto campus must meet the criteria in the Personal Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire each day that they will be on campus.

Requests for visitor or contractor access to campus must be pre-approved. Approved visitors and contractors must read the NIST Visitor and Contractor Protocols for Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure on NIST Campuses. Additional details regarding requirements for wearing of cloth face coverings/masks and physical distancing are provided on the NIST visitor and contractor web page and reminders of these practices are posted around the campus.


NIST Boulder

The NIST Boulder campus is currently in Phase 1 of reopening. A limited number of staff members who have been preapproved by their supervisors are reporting to campus for work. The majority of staff members will continue with maximum telework.

At this time, local community transmission is either substantial or high. All staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors in common areas and shared spaces.

Anyone coming onto campus must meet the criteria in the Personal Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire each day that they will be on campus.

Requests for visitor or contractor access to campus must be pre-approved. Please contact your government agency sponsor for access requirements. Approved visitors and contractors must read the NIST Visitor and Contractor Protocols for Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure on NIST Campuses. Additional details regarding requirements for wearing of cloth face coverings/masks and physical distancing are provided on the NIST visitor and contractor web page and reminders of these practices are posted around the campus.

Created March 18, 2019, Updated September 1, 2021