Dear Colleagues,

Due to the current number of COVID-19 positive cases in Advanced Research Training Courses and the arrival of new courses, the MBL is requiring individuals to wear a mask at all times inside of the Loeb Laboratory building effective immediately. Additionally, we require individuals to maintain six foot spacing and limit time with masks off while eating or drinking in break room spaces.

Resident labs in Loeb (e.g. the NxR) and MBL operational rooms (e.g. IT spaces) can maintain the current mask optional status within their spaces.

There are no additional changes to the current mask guidance on campus aside from the new mask requirement in the Loeb Laboratory building. However, we continue to recommend that individuals wear a mask in indoor campus settings when others are present.

Thank you for your ongoing compliance with the evolving COVID-19 environment on the MBL campus.

Paul Speer

Chief Operating Officer