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COVID Information

Interns, Fellows, and Research Associates, just as with employees, are no longer required to be vaccinated. 

The Smithsonian is, and will continue to be, a mask-friendly institution and is committed to fostering an inclusive, safe, and supportive workplace.

Reporting

The Smithsonian requires that employees and affiliated staff (including contractors, interns, fellows, research associates and volunteers) who report on-site to Smithsonian owned or leased facilities to have their vaccination status on file.

If you are not vaccinated, unable or unwilling to provide your vaccination status to the Smithsonian, you shall be required to show proof of a recent negative COVID test when your report on site to a facility that is in a MEDIUM or HIGH Regional Level for COVID-19. Tests are good for 7 days from the day they were administered. Your unit will instruct you on how to present your tests.

COVID-19 Safety Training 

This training must be completed within 30 days of your start date by all employees and affiliated staff (including contractors, interns, fellows, research associates and volunteers), working on-site at Smithsonian owned or leased properties. 

If awarded, information for accessing the COVID-19 Safety Training will be provided.

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