Published: Aug. 19, 2021

On August 16, 2021, NASA provided a memorandum to the NASA Contractor Community, including University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) and researchers, outlining safety protocols for entering NASA facilities, consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.

Under the revised procedures, any contractors, who will work onsite at NASA facilities are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Status, beginning Monday August 16. The procedures also provide guidance for wearing masks at NASA facilities. CU Boulder employees working on NASA funded contracts are considered contractors.

The memo states the procedures apply to “remote” contractors; however, this does not apply to any CU Boulder personnel working on NASA contracts unless they work onsite at a NASA facility. This interpretation has been confirmed with Dr. Azhar Rafiq in NASA’s Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer.

OCG is monitoring any changes to NASA and White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance that may affect CU Boulder’s research community and will communicate change as needed. If you have questions, please contact Alexa Van Dalsem, Deputy Director, OCG.

Additional information can be found at the following links:

NASA Contractor Related COVID-19 Information

Safer Federal Workforce guidance