COVID-19 Safety

The Lab's COVID-19 requirements are summarized at this website:

Face covers are no longer required inside Lab buildings. They are always allowed. If community conditions change face covers may be required. Face coverings are available onsite. 

If experiencing symptoms or if tested positive for COVID-19, DO NOT COME to any Berkeley Lab location or interact with others on official business. Wear a mask, isolate immediately, and follow CDC guidelines for isolation.

Inform your supervisor and contact Health Services at 510-486-6266 to initiate contact tracing and obtain specific guidance, which includes masking for 10 full days.

All positive COVID-19 cases must be reported to LBNL Health Services by calling 510-486-6266. This applies to both onsite and teleworkers. 

Incident Reporting

All injuries and near misses must be reported to your supervisor/mentor.

Timely reporting is critical in allowing us to ensure that you receive the necessary treatment and care; as well as allowing us to correct any hazards to prevent the same injury from occurring again and disseminate lessons learned. 

Sign up for Lab Alert

This is recommended but not required, especially if you will be working on-site for 3 months or more.

What is LabALert?

LabAlert is the mass notification system used to notify lab employees of emergency events and may be used for personnel accountability. The system can notify large groups of people through text messages, emails, or phone calls.

How do I add my cell phone to LabAlert?

LabAlert is automatically provided with your work phone and your work email when you become a lab employee, but adding your cellular information must be done manually.  In order to receive emergency notifications via text message or mobile phone call:

LabAlert text messages will come from 89361 and phone calls will come from 510-486-6288.

For more details see the Lab Alert page 

Wild Fire Prevention 

LBNL is located in an area that is at high risk for wildfires. We all must do our part to prevent fires onsite. Only smoke in designated areas and properly dispose of cigarette butts in the designated receptacles.


Contact the Computing Sciences Area's Division Safety Coordinator, Sarah McGinn, with any safety related questions, concerns, or feedback.

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