CDC Notice on Facility Access

Before entering a CDC facility, staff and visitors must use the CDC COVID-19 Facility Access Tool on their mobile device OR use the alternative paper form at designated locations at facility entrances. You must use the tool to provide confirmation to the designated CDC representative that you are approved for access before being granted access to CDC facilities.

If you decline to use the tool on your mobile device or the alternative paper form, you will be denied entry to CDC facilities.

If you are a CDC employee or contractor who is denied entry, you must speak with your immediate supervisor or contracting officer’s representative (COR) and/or management company about telework and/or leave options.

Federal employees who make a false statement on this form could be subject to an adverse personnel action, up to and including removal from their position. It is also a federal crime (18 U.S.C. § 1001) for anyone to provide false information on this form. Falsification could also affect continuing eligibility for access to classified information or for employment in a national security position under applicable adjudicative guidelines.

Additional Information

  • No personally identifiable information will be recorded.
  • If you have a chronic medical condition that causes COVID-19-like symptoms and 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 (or host, if you are a visitor) 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 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 who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines who currently have symptoms will also require a waiver.

Authorities: Executive Order 12196; 5 U.S.C. Chapters 11, 33, and 63

CDC COVID-19 Facility Access Tool
Alternative Paper Copy - CDC COVID-19 Facility Access Tool pdf icon[PDF - 2 MB]
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.

This tool was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use by CDC. The tool, however, is in the public domain and may be recreated, utilized, and adapted by the public at will.  The CDC name and logo may not be utilized if the tool is recreated for use by an external entity.  The tool is provided “as-is”; CDC accepts no liability for the use by an external entity.  The external entity assumes all risks and liabilities associated with the recreation, utilization and adaption of the tool for external entity’s use. CDC will not provide any support for the tool if recreated by an external entity.  CDC, with regard to this tool, makes no other representations, warranties, express or implied, and hereby disclaims all implied representation and warranties, including any warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2022