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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.


NIST Gaithersburg

The NIST Gaithersburg campus is currently open for access to federal employees, associates and sponsored visitors.

Gates A, C and F are open for entry and Gate A may be used to exit campus. (Visitors must enter through Gate A to get badged initially.)

Effective Monday, August 22, the CDC local COVID-19 community level is LOW. The following COVID prevention measures are in effect: 

  1. Anyone coming onto campus must meet the criteria in the Personal Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire each day that they will be on campus.
  2. Those who have COVID-like symptoms, tested positive for COVID, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID must inform their supervisor to obtain information on campus access restrictions.
  3. Masks are optional, except when specifically required for those who are recovering from COVID, who tested positive for COVID or folllowing close contact with someone who has COVID. 
  4. Everyone is encouraged to practice proper hygiene, including hand washing, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, as necessary.

Community levels are evaluated weekly. When community levels changes, this site will be updated to indicate the level and associated prevention measures.

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. Reminders of required COVID prevention practices are posted around the campus.


NIST Boulder

The NIST Boulder campus is currently open for access to federal employees, associates and sponsored visitors.

Effective Monday, August 22, the CDC local COVID-19 community level is LOW. The following COVID prevention measures are in effect: 

  1. Anyone coming onto campus must meet the criteria in the Personal Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire each day that they will be on campus.
  2. Those who have COVID-like symptoms, tested positive for COVID, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID must inform their supervisor to obtain information on campus access restrictions.
  3. Masks are optional, except when specifically required for those who are recovering from COVID, who tested positive for COVID or folllowing close contact with someone who has COVID. 
  4. Everyone is encouraged to practice proper hygiene, including hand washing, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, as necessary.

Community levels are evaluated weekly. When community levels changes, this site will be updated to indicate the level and associated prevention measures.

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. Reminders of required COVID prevention practices are posted around the campus.


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Created March 18, 2019, Updated August 19, 2022