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COVID-19 Advisory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is operating on a normal schedule.

Face coverings on campus

Effective July 29, all staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings on the ORNL campus, regardless of vaccination status.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the continued use of face coverings among non-vaccinated staff will minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading on campus.

COVID-19 News

Website on ORNL COVID-19 research

Visits to ORNL

  • Visitors of any nationality coming to ORNL from locations within the United States are restricted to mission-essential only (as approved by a Level 1 manager). To assess risk to ORNL, all visitor requests must identify what states (other than Tennessee) the visitor has been to or traveled through in the last three weeks.
  • All tours to ORNL are suspended.
  • Visiting researchers who have questions about access to ORNL and its experimental user facilities should contact their respective ORNL research partners for guidance.
  • Subcontractors and/or vendors who have questions about access to the ORNL site should contact their respective ORNL points of contact for guidance.

For ORNL Staff Members

ALDs and other Level 1 managers will determine when S&T and mission support staff members return to campus. Supervisors will notify employees when they are to return. No employees who have been working from home for an extended period should resume working on campus until they are directed to do so by their supervisor.


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

State Department

Department of Energy