The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility
FROM THE APS DIRECTOR
September 16, 2021
NEW ARGONNE SITE ACCESS REQUIREMENTS TAKE EFFECT SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
Argonne continues to implement necessary safety measures to protect our employees and users from the negative impacts of COVID-19 on our personal health and on our scientific mission.
Following White House Executive Orders and the full FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine, Argonne adopted a new policy that requires all laboratory employees to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and put in place new protocols for users and visitors to access laboratory sites.
Argonne and the Advanced Photon Source (APS) remain in limited operations. The number of general users allowed on site also remains capped on a per-experiment basis.
The only general users allowed onsite at the APS are:
- Those identified as onsite users on approved ESAFs; or
- Those approved for site access by gate pass.
Starting September 20, 2021, all general users and visitors to Argonne facilities, who are not Argonne employees or Collaborative Access Team (CAT) operations staff, will be required to report to the Argonne Information Center (AIC).
Before site access will be granted, general users and visitors must:
- attest to their vaccination status (form will be provided at the AIC)
- if not fully vaccinated, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result that is less than 72 hours old.
For more details about site access, visit the APS User Info webpage.