STR COVID-19 Visitor Policy

SUBJECT: Guidance for Visitors to STR Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

DATE: August 15, 2022

STR is committed to keeping our employees and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting the critical missions of our customers in the federal government.

  •  Please review this policy prior to your visit. Upon arrival, you will be required to verbally attest that you have read and understood this policy.
  •  All visitors must follow the CDC masking guidance based on COVID-19 Community Levels ( If the level is high at the STR facility you are visiting, then you must wear a mask except when alone in an office with the door closed. Masks will be provided when you arrive, if needed.

All visitors must follow the CDC quarantine guidelines below:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days
  • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and you have a negative test result that was taken on day 5 or later
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10
  • If you continue to test positive for COVID-19, after day 10 you may visit an STR office, per CDC data suggesting persons are no longer infectious after this time
  • If symptoms return, you must restart the clock on isolation

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:

  • You may visit STR but must mask in the office for 10 days after exposure and must test on day 5. If you have a positive test result, then you must follow the guidelines above. If you are unable to get a test, contact the COVID-19 email or hotline for further guidance.​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.


Arrival at STR

  • All visitors must register at STR reception prior to program area access, no exceptions
  • A visitor’s STR sponsor should submit a visit cert, this is preferred at least 72 hours in advance to confirm the program access.
  • Visitors that have program access do not need to be escorted inside SAPF

When on site, escorts are responsible for visitors electronic equipment in their possession

  • No Cell phones, Fitbits, USB drives, etc. are allowed in secure spaces
  • Visitor must sign into the cleared visitor’s log
  • Cleared visitors can be left inside the room without STR employee present

Emergency Procedures Once in the Building

  • Evacuate the building without delay for the fire alarm or emergency situations
  • If time DOES NOT permit:
    • Classified information DOES NOT have to be secured
    • Alarms DO NOT need to be activated
    • Locks DO NOT need to be spun
  • Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and First Responders SHALL be allowed access to classified areas
  • They DO NOT need to sign the visitor log
  • Security debriefing may be conducted

**The lives of employees or visitors SHALL NOT be placed in jeopardy to safeguard classified material**