To access Argonne National Laboratory and National User Facilities, bring two pieces of identification. Please review the acceptable forms of ID for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for National User Facility Users
Argonne is committed to helping protect the health and safety of those who visit our site.
Effective November 22, 2021, all individuals must:
Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Users will continue to use Argonne issued badges for site access. Argonne accepts printed or digital copies of all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization.
Provide proof of a vaccine exemption from their employer or home institution AND proof of enrollment in a COVID-19 screening program through their employer or home institution that tests at least weekly. Users will continue to use Argonne issued badges for site access. Proof of exemption and weekly screening program enrollment consists of a printed or digital copy of a letter on employer or home institution letterhead addressed to the individual by name.
Provide proof of a vaccine exemption from their employer or home institution AND negative results from a COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of site access. User will receive a gate pass valid for up to three days, based on the date of the test result and approved visit duration.
Proof of exemption consists of a printed or digital copy of a letter on employer or home institution letterhead addressed to the individual by name.
If a user’s approved visit duration exceeds the expiration date on the gate pass, the user will need to take another COVID-19 test and provide proof of a negative result at the Argonne Information Center to renew the gate pass.
Argonne will accept printed or digital test results from either a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a rapid antigen test performed by a health care provider no more than 72 hours prior to entry. Results from at-home testing kits do not meet Argonne standards.
The above conditions are subject to duration of exemption.
Argonne does not require booster shots for any COVID-19 vaccines at this time.
The Laboratory will continue to update its site access policies based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upload documentation in advance: Users have the option of uploading their proof of vaccination, or proof of vaccine exemption and enrollment in a screening program that tests at least weekly, in advance of their arrival at the laboratory. Contact your host for more information.
Follow all safety protocols posted by the Lab, including guidance on face coverings and social distancing.
Respect capacity limits in meeting rooms and other public areas.
If you become ill while on site, stay away from others and immediately call the COVID-19 Question Line. The phone number will be provided to you on a lanyard card when you receive your gate pass. If you become short of breath, call 911 immediately.
Argonne has invited its employees to join in a commitment to take care of themselves and others by following simple health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are also encouraged to read and commit to the Argonne Health Pact.
Individuals who are accessing the Laboratory for these facilities must follow specific facility requirements.