COVID Update

Dear Colleagues, We have recently had an uptick in positive Covid cases on campus and wanted to remind you of the MBL’s process if you are exposed to someone who’s tested positive, or you find yourself with a positive Covid test: Exposure Protocols: Staff must follow these guidelines before returning to campus if they suspect exposure […]

Update on MBL COVID-19 Precautions

Dear Colleagues, As part of our evolving response to COVID-19, the MBL has updated its requirements and streamlined COVID tools and resources. What’s Changing? Vaccination: The MBL will no longer require proof of vaccination for employees and residential program participants, effective September 5, 2023. We strongly recommend staying up to date on CDC vaccine recommendations. Asymptomatic Testing Program: Our […]

The Evolution of COVID-19 and the Season Ahead

Dear Colleagues, All of us are preparing for upcoming summer programming and it’s a good time to review MBL’s COVID protocols which have evolved just as the pandemic itself has evolved. Indeed, the Federal government’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration will end on May 11, 2023. This will prompt several changes, including the requirement that […]

November 1 – Update on MBL COVID-19 Precautions

Dear Colleagues, The MBL community has worked tirelessly in recent years to take necessary precautions against COVID-19. All of you have embraced the challenge of helping to mitigate the impact of COVID on our campus while advancing our research and education mission. Today we are in a considerably better position for managing COVID than we were at the beginning […]

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 […]