September 17 – Information on Mandatory and Voluntary Testing for Staff

Dear Colleagues, The Mandatory Asymptomatic Testing Program which is required for unvaccinated employees begins next Wednesday, September 22.  In addition, the MBL is also making weekly asymptomatic testing available to fully vaccinated individuals as part of a Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing Program. Details on each program are below. Mandatory Asymptomatic Testing Program For unvaccinated employees and students Individual must be asymptomatic Testing occurs […]

September 13 – Access for Children in MBL Buildings + Extending Dependent Care Grants

Dear Colleagues, As the new school year kicks off and in-person classrooms come back to life, it is not without the continued anxieties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Knowing that the difficulties that many caregivers faced last year may still persist, the MBL is extending the Dependent Care Support Grants Program. These confidential, tax-free grants are designed […]

August 25 – COVID-19 Update + Fall Programming

Dear Colleagues – More than 10 months ago when we launched the planning process for 2021 programs, we knew there were a significant number of challenges to overcome.  With everyone’s continued vigilance and compliance with public health precautions, together, as a community, we worked through those challenges to successfully resume our visiting research and training […]

August 4: Delta Variant and the Importance of Wearing Masks Indoors

Dear Colleagues, According to CDC estimates, the coronavirus Delta variant, believed to be the most transmissible variant yet, has caused more than 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in the United States. On Tuesday, July 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance for fully vaccinated people, including issuing a new recommendation that […]

July 22: Vaccination Requirement for Employees

From: Nipam Patel, Director and Paul Speer, Chief Operating Officer Since June, the MBL has been steadily lifting COVID-19 restrictions and mitigation measures. Continuing this process, today we are announcing that the MBL expects every employee to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they cannot do so because of a medical or religious reason. The MBL […]