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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 27: Changes to COVID-19 Protocols and Policies

Dear Colleagues, As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prepares to lift COVID-related restrictions effective May 29, we are continuing to evaluate and, in some cases, adjust MBL’s COVID-19 policies and protocols. Please note the following changes, effective May 29. It is important to remember that everyone on our campus—whether a member of our year-round staff or a visitor to […]

May 17: Response to Changing MA COVID-19 Restrictions

Dear Colleagues, Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that the Commonwealth will lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions effective May 29. After this date individuals will no longer need to wear a face covering or social distance indoors or outdoors except for in certain situations including public and private transportation systems and in healthcare facilities. Governor Baker’s announcement […]

April 30: Revised Mask Guidance

Dear Colleagues, Starting today, Friday, April 30, 2021 Massachusetts is no longer mandating use of masks outdoors where social distancing is possible. Masks are still required at all times in indoor public places and outdoors when unable to maintain 6 feet from other people. The MBL will follow the revised order and has updated the Guidance […]