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For Wednesday, March 21, NIST Gaithersburg  is CLOSED with Limited Access.

For Wednesday, March 21, NIST Gaithersburg  is CLOSED with Limited Access.

  • The site is closed for onsite business and no public access is permitted.
  • Designated emergency employees must remain/report to work as scheduled.
  • Telework-ready employees must follow the terms of their agreements.
  • Non-emergency employees/associates who have a requirement to access the site, and who are currently authorized 24x7 access can be granted entry subject to site conditions.  They are advised to call the NIST Police Console at 301-975-2805 to check site conditions before they travel.  Gate A will be the only access point, 100% swipe card procedures will be in place.  Staff entering the site must not interfere with ongoing emergency operations.
  • Non-emergency employees will be granted an excused absence.
  • All conferences and meetings are cancelled.

The entire area is under a Winter Storm Warning.  This is a major winter weather event with heavy snow or ice likely. Travel disruptions within the county and region are possible as roads quickly become snow covered and icy. If you must travel, allow extra time to reach your destination. Please remain alert for ongoing plow/salt operations.

Snowfall is expected to increase as the morning progresses with the heaviest activity starting between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. 

Released March 21, 2018