July 30: Update on Administrative Opening Plan

Dear Colleagues, The process for reopening MBL’s on-campus administrative functions is now in its final stages, coming on the heels of a research reopening that has been running smoothly over the last six weeks. The MBL administrative plan has been reviewed by the University of Chicago and will now go to Director Nipam Patel for […]

July 30: New Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order

Dear Colleagues, Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders announced by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker last week. The new executive order requires people arriving from outside the state to complete a travel form with details about where they are traveling from and acknowledge that they will quarantine for […]

July 14: Guidance for Travel to States Not Exempt from Quarantine

Dear Colleagues, As indicated in the laball message sent on July 2, we have updated the Manager’s Guide for Out of State Travel to help clarify when a 14-day self-quarantine is and is not required following out of state travel. In particular, please take note of the following state-by-state guidelines. Travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including residents returning […]

July 10: Daily Health Screening Reminder

Dear Colleagues, As part of the MBL’s Reopening Plan and Massachusetts State guidance, all faculty, staff, vendors, and contractors entering MBL property, on or off-campus, are required to perform a Daily Health Screening prior to their arrival each day. Anyone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or has had any COVID-19 symptoms over the past 24 […]

July 2: Out of State Travel Guidance/Self-Quarantine Update

Dear Colleagues, Governor Charlie Baker has relaxed the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 travel advisory for individuals entering Massachusetts from seven Northeast states that are making progress in the battle against coronavirus. Effective July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, or New Jersey, including residents returning home, are […]