March 25: MBL’s Response to Updated Massachusetts Travel Guidance

Dear Colleagues, On March 22, 2021 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts downgraded their travel guidance to a travel advisory which states that “all persons entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised but not required to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival if they have been out of the state for 24 hours or more.”   As we prepare to welcome visitors from […]

March 19: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case

Dear Colleagues, A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed for an individual working on the MBL campus. The individual is self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal health privacy laws, no further information about the individuals is available. To date, 10 members of the MBL community have […]

March 12: Announcing MBL Forward Website

Dear Colleagues – Planning for spring and summer programs continues in earnest. In consultation with the University of Chicago, our working group is putting plans, guidelines, policies, and processes in place so that we can welcome back nearly 50% of our normal capacity this spring and summer. We have reconfigured space capacities across campus including laboratories, classrooms, break rooms, meeting, residential, and dining […]

February 18: In-Person Meeting Guidance + Vigilance in Response to COVID-19 Variants

Dear Colleagues – As you are likely aware from news reports, COVID-19 variants that may spread more easily than other strains are becoming more widespread in the U.S. The coronavirus strains of concern include variant B.1.1.7, first identified in the United Kingdom; variant B.1.351, first identified in South Africa; and variant P.1, first identified in travelers from Brazil, according to the Centers […]

February 4: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Cases

Dear Colleagues, Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed for individuals working on the MBL campus. The individuals are self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal health privacy laws, no further information about the individuals is available. To date, nine members of the MBL community have tested […]

January 25: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case + Introduction of COVID-19 Dashboard

Dear Colleagues, A positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, January 25, 2021, for an individual working on the MBL campus. The individual is self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal health privacy laws, no further information about the individual is available. To date, seven members of the MBL […]