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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, December 26, the CDC local COVID-19 community level is MEDIUM

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 or have tested positive for COVID must inform their supervisor to obtain information on campus access restrictions. Supervisors must use the Supervisor COVID Reporting Application to obtain campus access restrictions for staff who have COVID. 
  3. Employees and associates who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID should use the Staff COVID Reporting Application to obtain requirements for campus access. Visitors who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID must contact their sponsor for campus access requirements. Mask use and social distancing are required for 10 days following close contact.
  4. Masks and social distancing are recommended but optional, except when specifically required for those who are recovering from COVID, those who tested positive for COVID, or following close contact with someone who has COVID.
  5. All staff members and visitors should practice proper hygiene, including hand washing and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, as necessary.
  6. There are no occupancy limits.

Community levels are evaluated weekly. When community levels change, 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, January 23, 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 or have tested positive for COVID must inform their supervisor to obtain information on campus access restrictions. Supervisors must use the Supervisor COVID Reporting Application to obtain campus access restrictions for staff who have COVID. 
  3. Employees and associates who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID should use the Staff COVID Reporting Application to obtain requirements for campus access. Visitors who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID must contact their sponsor for campus access requirements. Mask use and social distancing are required for 10 days following close contact.
  4. Masks and social distancing are optional, except when specifically required for those who are recovering from COVID, who tested positive for COVID, or following close contact with someone who has COVID.
  5. Everyone is encouraged to practice proper hygiene, including hand washing, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, as necessary.
  6. There are no occupancy limits.

Community levels are evaluated weekly. When community levels change, 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 January 23, 2023