June 26: A Message from MBL Director Nipam Patel

Dear Friends, Over the last several weeks, MBL working groups, in coordination with the University of Chicago, have been making steady progress on reopening plans specific to resident research, education, campus housing and dining services, and administration/operations. Throughout this process, getting researchers back on campus has been our top priority. I’m pleased to report that […]

June 26: Updated Guidance for Out-of-State Travel

Dear Colleagues, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues to instruct all individuals who travel out of state to “self-quarantine for 14 days” upon their return to Massachusetts. To date, MBL policies have been following this instruction. While the safety of our staff and community are always at top of mind and while we continue to discourage any […]

June 26: Vendors and Contractors Visiting the MBL

Dear Colleagues, As we resume on-campus research and operations at the MBL, we expect all vendors or contractors who visit the MBL to abide by MBL health policies and protocols as a requirement for working on campus. These precautionary measures will help us to achieve our goal of providing a safe environment for our entire […]

June 19: Research Resumption | Training Reminder

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to report that Phase 1 of MBL research resumption has progressed smoothly this week and, to date, approximately 60-70% of resident research labs have received clearance to resume on-campus activity. By design, research is not operating at “back to normal” levels or capacity and plans have prioritized a thoughtful and safe re-opening of […]

June 12: Reopening MBL: Materials and Training

Dear Colleagues, As we discussed at yesterday’s Town Hall, the MBL has now assessed that we meet the State of Massachusetts’ requirements for reopening and have indicated so on the written COVID-19 Control Plan which outlines how the MBL will comply with the mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period. In addition, […]