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 […]

March 7: Changes to Campus Masking

Dear Colleagues, Effective Monday, March 14, masks will be optional for staff in all MBL campus spaces including research laboratories, office settings, dormitories, and dining spaces. Masks will continue to be required in instructional settings (e.g., classrooms, teaching labs), while educational content is being delivered in other spaces (e.g., MRC tours), and at any event […]

February 7 – Mask Update

Dear Colleagues – Given the declining COVID-19 case rate in Barnstable County, effective today a speaker may pull down their mask temporarily while actively speaking or presenting in order to be heard or understood, and should return their mask to its position over their nose and mouth when not actively speaking. All other mask-use requirements […]

January 10 – COVID-19 Booster Requirement

Dear Colleagues – As outlined in the update on the Omicron variant message sent last week, the MBL now requires that all employees receive a COVID-19 booster shot in addition to their original single or two-dose vaccination. Employees who have already received their booster should upload their original vaccination information in addition to their proof of booster […]