August 19 – New CDC COVID-19 Guidance and Impact on MBL Protocols

Dear Colleagues, Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated COVID-19 guidance, loosening many of its earlier recommendations in areas including quarantine and isolation, distancing, and asymptomatic screening testing. We realize that this strategic shift in the CDC’s pandemic management may prompt questions about possible changes to MBL protocols and requirements. A few key […]

June 10 – Mask Requirement

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 […]

May 11 – Updated Guidance: Masks Recommended Indoors

Dear Colleagues, Due to an increased number of COVID-19 cases on the MBL campus and Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Community Level increasing to “high” transmission within the last few days, the MBL is recommending that individuals wear a mask in indoor campus settings when others are present. The CDC mask guidance for counties in the high category is to wear […]

May 3: COVID-19 Update: Reminders for the Season Ahead

Dear Colleagues, Memorial Day may be a few weeks away, but the unofficial start to a MBL summer of science began last week with the kick off of our first two Advanced Research Training Courses (ARTCs) of the season—Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy and Frontiers in Reproduction. We are looking forward to welcoming back a […]