Dear MBL Advanced Courses faculty and staff,

The MBL continues to actively monitor the coronavirus and the impact of COVID-19. As of now, all courses will proceed as scheduled. Any changes to this plan will be communicated to you immediately.

Given the fluidity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, I wanted to alert you to the measures the MBL has taken to address this global health emergency. Our authoritative sources of information are the CDC and the state health department – in our case, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). While we expect travel cancellations of individuals coming from severely affected overseas locations, there are no travel restrictions within the US at this time and no broad US-wide directives or guidance regarding cancelling gatherings (i.e. in schools, conferences, athletic events etc.) or recommendations regarding social distancing. The MA DPH assesses that the risk to the public from COVID-19 remains low in the state. We require that all visitors to the campus respect the 14-day self-isolation period following travel from a country with a CDC Level 3 travel health notice.

We have established a website that provides additional information and resources. I encourage you to visit this page for updates. We will notify you if any significant changes impact your course. Should your situation change or you have any additional questions please let us know.

Thank you in advance,

Cheri Gherst
Program Manager of Advanced Training Courses