November 20: Update on Calendar Year 2021 Planning

Dear Colleagues, Last month we announced the formation of two working groups charged with assessing the capacity and space required to safely offer research and education activities at the MBL in the coming year. The Visitor Working Group was tasked with developing a comprehensive list of the constituencies who come to campus and the space utilization that each […]

November 18: Suspected COVID-19 Case at the MBL

Dear Colleagues – I write to inform you that an individual working on-campus has been tested for COVID-19 after feeling ill and is self-quarantining while awaiting results. Out of respect of the privacy of the individual, we are unable to disclose details, however all close contacts of the individual have been contacted and will be […]

November 17: Guidance for In-Person Meetings | Mask Reminder | Thanksgiving Precautions

Dear Colleagues –As COVID-19 cases increase dramatically locally, regionally, and across much of the country, I write to convey updated guidance regarding in-person MBL meetings and to stress the importance of celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday safely. This guidance is intended to limit spread of COVID-19 among all of us who work, study, and conduct research on […]

November 6: Revised Mask Guidance

Dear Colleagues, On Monday, November 2 Governor Charlie Baker announced a new series of executive orders and advisories aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus amid a spike of cases across the Commonwealth. All orders and advisories went into effect today, Friday, November 6 at 12:01 AM. The Governor’s new face covering order requires all individuals over the age of 5 […]