COVID-19 Guidance for Visitors

Visiting RAND During COVID-19: Policies and Guidance

Welcome (or welcome back) to RAND! We look forward to hosting you during your upcoming visit. RAND is committed to promoting the health and well-being of staff and visitors within our offices. As part of that commitment, we ask that visitors adhere to our COVID-19 policies, including the following:

  • Monitor your health. Be vigilant about your health status and stay home if you are exhibiting any symptoms of a contagious illness, whether COVID-19 or otherwise.
  • Be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your visit or have recovered from COVID-19 infection within 90 days. Visitors will be asked to provide one of the following on arrival:
    • proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (may be any vaccine series listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization); we will accept a picture of your vaccine card or the card itself
    • negative results from a COVID-19 test (either a PCR or rapid antigen test with third party documentation) taken within 72 hours of the start of the meeting
    • documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days of the start of the meeting (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you have been cleared to leave isolation)
  • Wear a N95 or equivalent (e.g., KN95 or KF94) mask at all times in communal areas within our offices regardless of vaccination status , including in conference rooms and hallways. If you forget to bring a mask, we can provide you with one to wear for the duration of your time in the office.
  • Provide a phone number and email address for contact tracing. This helps us contact you if we need to conduct contact tracing. If, within two weeks following your visit to RAND, you test positive or are presumed to have COVID-19, please contact your RAND host right away.
  • Maintain physical distance. If you are unvaccinated, make sure to adhere to physical distancing protocols throughout our offices, maintaining at least six feet of distance from others at all times.

All visitors need to present government-issued photo identification to RAND reception when entering an office as well.

These steps will take some time, so please arrive about 30 minutes in advance of your meeting time.

Visitors who fail to comply with the above will be asked to leave the office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your host.