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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

NREL continues to closely monitor the global outbreak of the novel strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the interest of placing paramount importance on the health and safety of NREL employees and visitors, we have assembled a team to evaluate developments, issue guidance to staff and visitors, and ensure the laboratory is prepared during this time.

Laboratory Operations

We have begun to roll out a return-to-campus strategy, which includes the ability to continue some research activities. On-site staff at NREL will scale up and down, as needed, to ensure compliance with the implemented safety and health measures, such as social distancing, self-monitoring for symptoms, cleaning protocols, and supply management. NREL staff who are able are working remotely until further notice. We remain focused on making progress on our high-impact work while ensuring the safest situation for all.

Visits and Tours

Visits and tours to the South Table Mountain and Flatirons campuses have been canceled for the immediate future. If you are scheduled to visit NREL, please contact your host to reschedule or plan a virtual meeting.


For the most current information about the pandemic, check these resources regularly:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Government Response to COVID-19

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Foreign and Domestic Travel

As our NREL community travels globally, we will continue following CDC and U.S. State Department health and safety guidance. The health and safety of the lab's employees, visitors, users, and guests—along with the continuity of laboratory operations—remain our primary concerns.

We ask all employees and visitors who are ill—particularly if they are exhibiting respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, or shortness of breath—to reschedule their visit and seek medical guidance.

Thank you for your assistance.