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 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. We remain focused on making progress on our high-impact work while ensuring the safest situation for all.

Visits and Tours

Visits to the South Table Mountain and Flatirons campuses are currently limited to U.S. government leaders, dignitaries, and industry partners. NREL continues to offer virtual campus tours for the public. To sign up, complete the virtual tour registration form.

Note: Participation in NREL events hosted on- or off-site is optional, not mandatory. Although 97% of NREL employees are fully vaccinated, we encourage you to follow COVID-19 protections while participating in group activities. If you receive a positive COVID test result during or after participating in an NREL-sponsored event, please consider voluntarily reporting to


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

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.