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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Advisory

Updated on May 19, 2021

To ensure the safety of our employees and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) continues to restrict certain research, education and administrative operations at its facilities and has canceled and/or postponed certain programs that invite visitors to our campuses.

Programs impacted include Meetings & Courses, DNA Learning Center activities in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester, and the Banbury Conference Center.

In-person public programming for the local community including campus tours, lectures, and concerts are canceled until further notice. Please visit the Events Calendar for details and opportunities to virtually engage with CSHL.

Visitors/vendors at CSHL facilities

If you are planning to visit a CSHL facility as a guest or vendor, you must have a CSHL host. Your CSHL host will require a visitor or vendor to complete a VISITOR/VENDOR HEALTH SCREENING SURVEY on the day of their arrival at a CSHL facility.

The survey ensures that visitors and vendors comply with CSHL’s COVID-19 protocols. Any visitor who can provide proof of full vaccination will not be required to wear a face covering or maintain socially distancing inside or outside. CSHL hosts can download the Survey from the CSHL Intranet.


In compliance with New York State regulations, all CSHL employees are required to complete a daily health screening survey. Employees can complete the survey at https://covid19survey.cshl.edu/

CSHL continues to evaluate future programming for visitors at its facilities on a rolling basis, monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and following Centers for Disease Control, New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County recommendations and guidelines.