General Lab Information

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We are in Phase 2 of the Resumption of Operations Plan

Phase 1

Continuation of Essential Mission Critical Operations and beginning of Limited Operation

Phase 2

Expansion of Limited Operations

Phase 3

Normal Operations, with Maximum Telework

The Laboratory is in Phase 2 of its Resumption of Operations Plan, "Expansion of Limited Operations," and expects to remain in this phase for the immediate future. Our goal is to continue maintaining social distancing and other health requirements on site while the rest of our staff continue teleworking to the extent possible. Site and local conditions will be evaluated regularly and the timing for each stage will be adjusted as needed.

Staff will return to the site at different times and on different schedules. Your manager or supervisor will contact you if you are expected to return to work on site in any phase. If you are not contacted by your supervisor, please do not return to the site.

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Vaccine Information

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here, and many New Yorkers have already begun to receive their vaccine injections. Brookhaven Lab staff are asked to join the effort to encourage as many colleagues, community members, and family members as possible to get vaccinated.


Daily Pre-entry Screening

As the Lab resumes operations, all employees scheduled to come to work on site must complete a daily pre-entry screening to determine if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. All staff and guests will be asked to check their temperature and review a set of health-related questions on a printed card before leaving home.


Face Coverings

As of July 28, 2021, face coverings and other efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are now again required for everyone on site at Brookhaven National Laboratory—regardless of vaccination status.


Return-to-Site Training

COVID-19 "return-to-site" training must be completed by all staff, users, contractors and guests before they begin work on site. A second COVID-19 training module for managers/supervisors must be completed by anyone who oversees staff before beginning work on site.


Remote Work

To maintain productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lab has expanded its Flexible Work Arrangement policies. Employees have access to a list of remote work IT resources that will help them work from an off-site location.


Time Card Reporting

Two new time-reporting codes were developed for the emergency operating period and should be used as appropriate when filling out your time card. No-VPN and no-internet scenarios are covered.

Other COVID-19 Information Resources

Covid Alert NY

Download the app to get COVID-19 exposure alerts and help protect your community while maintaining your privacy.

New York State Travel Advisories

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced guidelines allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Testing Site Locator

Get information on coronavirus testing near you. New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. The guidance on this site enables New York State to prioritize resources to meet the public health need.

White House COVID-19 Plan

President Biden and Vice President Harris' seven-point plan to beat COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Authoritative information on COVID-19 symptoms, testing, mask guidance, quarantining, current national and county case data, and more.


Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available to a wide audience around the world. Shows current COVID-19 case data reported by country or territory.

Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Rockefeller Foundation, CovidActNow, Covid-Local, CIDRAP and others have joined forces to launch a COVID Risk Level map and COVID suppression guidance for policy makers and the public.

Occupational Medicine Clinic

The Occupational Medicine Clinic (OMC) is an on-site organization of dedicated Brookhaven health care professionals. Located in Bldg. 490, the OMC has changed its procedures for scheduling routine visits, and how it responds to unexpected illness or injury that occurs on the Lab site to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

Health & Wellness Resources

Maintained by the Laboratory for the benefit of its staff, this page contains information on local COVID testing locations, instructions for videoconferencing with your doctor, how to talk to a counselor, resources for caregivers responsible for the health and well-being of others on a daily basis, benefit changes brought about by the pandemic, and more.