General Lab Information

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Vaccination Requirements

For BSA Staff

To create a safe work environment, all Brookhaven Lab/Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) staff who did not apply for an exemption must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your final vaccine dose and had your status validated by the Lab's Occupational Medicine Clinic.

For Laboratory Guests

The Laboratory is in Normal Operations mode. All scientific users and guests must be vaccinated or be undergoing weekly COVID-19 testing.


Workplace Safety and Reentry Plan

The DOE COVID-19 Workplace Safety Framework outlines requirements to protect the health and safety of the workforce and to enable the safe accomplishment of the DOE mission in a COVID-19 environment. Our Workplace Safety and Reentry Plan meets the requirements of the DOE Framework and the BNL Prime Contract.


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.


Face Coverings

CDC-designated Community Levels for Suffolk County determine whether face coverings are required on the Brookhaven Lab site or within Lab facilities, regardless of an individual's vaccination status. Current requirements are consistent with our Workplace Safety and Reentry Plan.


Telework & 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.


Daily Pre-entry Screening

Staff no longer need to display the site entry self-check placard when they enter the Lab site. However, we recommend that you continue to complete the self-check before coming to the Lab, and stay home if you have a fever or are experiencing any COVID 19-related symptoms.

Other COVID-19 Information Resources

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.

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.

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.

White House COVID-19 Plan

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

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.