CDC Facility Access Not Approved – Further Instructions

CDC Notice on Facility Access

The CDC Facility Access Tool Indicates You May be at Increased Risk for COVID-19

The last question you answered on the tool indicates the reason you were denied access to campus.

Here are instructions for what to do next

  1. If you are not already at home, please avoid contact with others and go straight home immediately.
  2. Seek medical care as needed. Seek COVID-19 testing as recommended. Call CDC’s Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) at 404-639-3385 to schedule testing at CDC in the Atlanta area.
  3. Contact your supervisor or your contracting company to discuss options for telework and/or leave.

Before going to a healthcare facility, please call and let them know that you may have an increased risk for COVID-19.

In case of a life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911 immediately!

Returning to the Workplace
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If you have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, DO NOT physically return to work until you have completed your quarantine or isolation per CDC guidance. Read more about when it is safe to be around others.

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If you have a chronic medical condition that causes COVID-19-like symptomsand you need to access a CDC facility within the next few days, you will need a waiver from CDC’s Occupational Health Clinic (OHC). To begin the waiver process, please contact your CIO management officer/official and ask them to request a waiver on your behalf through OHC. When OHC contacts you, please be ready to email medical documentation supporting your waiver request to ClinicInfo@cdc.gov. Waivers will only be granted in exigent circumstances and only if it is safe to do so. OHC will not respond to waiver requests made by individuals. Fully vaccinated individuals or individuals up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines who have symptoms will also require a waiver and should work through their CIO management officer/official.

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If you are NOT up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations AND you have:

  • been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, and/or
  • traveled in the last 10 days,

you should stay home and self-quarantine for 5 days. You will also need to get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19 before returning to work. After quarantine you should watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and wear a well-fitted mask any time you are around others. If you have an urgent need to end your quarantine early to access a CDC facility, please contact your CIO management officer/official and ask them to email a waiver request to OHC.

If you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and you have:

  • been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, and/or
  • traveled internationally in the last 10 days,

you should wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days following exposure and get tested 5 days after your exposure or travel return date, even if you don’t have symptoms. Read more about when you should be in isolation or quarantine.

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If you are currently isolating or quarantining because of concerns about COVID-19, please do not return to the workplace until you have completed your quarantine or isolation per CDC guidance. If you have an urgent need to end your quarantine early, please contact your CIO management officer/official and ask them to email a waiver request to OHC.

If you have additional questions about when you can safely return to work, please call OHC at 404-639-3385. For information about COVID-19 and basic instructions to prevent the spread of disease, visit CDC’s COVID-19 website.

CDC COVID-19 Facility Access Tool
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CDC Facility Access Not Approved - Further Instructions
CDC Notice on Facility Access

CDC staff who fail to provide accurate information on this form may be subject to disciplinary action.

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Page last reviewed: March 23, 2022