PPPL is taking steps to limit the risk of the coronavirus being introduced to the Lab. We have a significant and diverse number of users, subcontractors, and visitors with many international affiliations and frequent international travel. We are following the federal guidance and are taking measures while minimizing the impact on our ongoing operations.
All visitors, users and subcontractors who do not have an active PPPL badge are now required to complete a brief questionnaire to gain site access. This will enable our Occupational Medicine staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the coronavirus before admission to the site. These are temporary measures that will help maintain a safe, healthy, and productive environment. Any unanswered questions or positive responses will result in temporary access limitations. Site access will be granted immediately upon completion of the health screening questionnaire, assuming acceptable risk factors.
Additional information and updates can be found here (on this PPPL information page). We appreciate your patience and cooperation to help stop the spread of this virus.
To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and to help protect the health and safety of our community and staff, all public events at PPPL have been suspended until further notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will happen if all of my responses are, "No"?
A: Your access will be approved. There will be no requirement to contact PPPL’s Occupational Medicine Office.
Q: If I haven't been to or through any of the countries listed, why do my symptoms matter?
A: If you are potentially contagious because of a non-coronavirus illness, your access might be delayed. In addition, if the outbreak worsens it might become feasible for an individual to become infected in any additional countries.
Q: If I haven't been to or through any of the countries listed, why do you ask whether I've had contact with a person who has the virus?
A: If the outbreak worsens it might become feasible for an individual to become infected in additional countries.
Q: What happens if I have had a fever, cough or other symptoms during the 14-day period?
A: You will be required to call PPPL Occupational Medicine Office to discuss details. If you are determined to be contagious we will delay your site access until that risk falls. Details such as severity and duration of your symptoms determine risk of contagion.
Q: What if I have had contact with a known or suspect case?
A: We will restrict your access until 14 days since your last contact.