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 […]

July 1: Indoor Mask Reminder

Dear Colleagues, As COVID-19 mitigation measures ease on our campus and across the nation, we are beginning to experience some normalcy in our lives. Thankfully, we were able to eliminate our outdoor mask requirement before the summer heat arrived. However, the requirement that masks be worn indoors in all MBL buildings remains in effect until further notice. […]

June 21: Changes to Social Distancing Requirements

Dear Colleagues – As communicated in the June 9 message to staff, the MBL is continuing its transition to pre-COVID operations in recognition of an encouraging decrease in COVID-19 rates in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, and nationwide as well as high numbers of fully vaccinated individuals on our campus. This message summarizes changes to public health […]

June 9: COVID-19 Vaccination Survey Results + Planning a Path Forward

Dear Colleagues – Thank you to everyone who filled out the recent COVID-19 vaccination survey. The overall response rate was 84.6%, with 226 total responses submitted in all. There was close to a 50/50 split of research and other administrative staff who responded. Of those who completed the survey, 94.7% indicated that they are either fully […]