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 […]

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 […]

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 […]