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COVID - 19 Information

Interns, Fellows, and Research Associates, just as with employees, are no longer required to be vaccinated. 

The Smithsonian is, and will continue to be, a mask-friendly institution and is committed to fostering an inclusive, safe, and supportive workplace.


Occupational Health Services (OHS) still requests that anyone in the SI community who tests positive for COVID report their case to When a positive case is reported, OHS will provide that person with instructions for isolation and return-to-work protocols. OHS will also include advice for them to pass along to anyone who may have been exposed.

COVID-19 Safety Training 

This training must be completed within 30 days of your start date by all employees and affiliated staff (including contractors, interns, fellows, research associates and volunteers), working on-site at Smithsonian owned or leased properties. 

If awarded, information for accessing the COVID-19 Safety Training will be provided.

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