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THEARC Current Status: OPEN 

  • Effective Tuesday, July 5, 2022, THEARC & Building Bridges will make face coverings optional both indoors and outdoors across the campus.
  • There are no vaccination requirements 
  • Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are being cleaned daily.
  • For highly traffic events and catered events we recommend hand sanitizers be placed in the area for added safety. This is a recommendation and not a requirement.
  • Campus Operations hours are as followed: Monday- Friday 7am-10pm Saturday 7am-5pm Sunday Closed (Open for approved scheduled events ONLY)

Building Bridges Across the River internal guidelines:

Effective May 11, 2023, the Federal Government declared the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This means that PCR Covid-19 Testing is no longer covered by insurance unless ordered by your Primary Care Physician. Below are a few updates to help us to continue to navigate through COVID-19 safely. 


Over -The -Counter, at-home Covid Tests are available for purchase and are eligible for reimbursement, by way of insurance claim, if purchased between January 15, 2022, and May 11, 2023. The claim must be filed within 365 days of the purchase date. Any over-the-counter Covid Tests purchased after May 11, 2023, will not be eligible for reimbursement. 


Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests can be purchased at your local CVS , WalgreensTargetWalmartSafeway, Giant, and they can be ordered from Amazon. Also, DC Residents have until May 31, 2023, to order Free at-home Covid-19 Tests


Reporting Results & Leave

If you are feeling COVID-19 symptoms, it is strongly encouraged for employees to stay home and take an at-home Covid Test. Employees are still required to notify their supervisor and HR of positive Covid-19 Test results, however, documentation specifying PCR results is no longer required. 


Building Bridges is no longer required to provide Covid Leave to employees who have tested positive for Covid-19. Employees must use their PTO for time off. 


Return-To-Work Policy

Employees are not required to submit documentation specifying a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in order to return to work. However, Building Bridges requires two (2) negative at-home tests results in order to return to campus. 


Building Bridges strongly encourages all employees to wear masks, especially in shared spaces, and to remain cautious. If anyone feels ill, please report it immediately and take the necessary precautions to stay home. We want to keep everyone healthy and most importantly, safe. 



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Last Modified- May 2023

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