May 3: COVID-19 Update: Reminders for the Season Ahead

Dear Colleagues, Memorial Day may be a few weeks away, but the unofficial start to a MBL summer of science began last week with the kick off of our first two Advanced Research Training Courses (ARTCs) of the season—Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy and Frontiers in Reproduction. We are looking forward to welcoming back a […]

March 7: Changes to Campus Masking

Dear Colleagues, Effective Monday, March 14, masks will be optional for staff in all MBL campus spaces including research laboratories, office settings, dormitories, and dining spaces. Masks will continue to be required in instructional settings (e.g., classrooms, teaching labs), while educational content is being delivered in other spaces (e.g., MRC tours), and at any event […]

February 7 – Mask Update

Dear Colleagues – Given the declining COVID-19 case rate in Barnstable County, effective today a speaker may pull down their mask temporarily while actively speaking or presenting in order to be heard or understood, and should return their mask to its position over their nose and mouth when not actively speaking. All other mask-use requirements […]

January 10 – COVID-19 Booster Requirement

Dear Colleagues – As outlined in the update on the Omicron variant message sent last week, the MBL now requires that all employees receive a COVID-19 booster shot in addition to their original single or two-dose vaccination. Employees who have already received their booster should upload their original vaccination information in addition to their proof of booster […]

January 3 – Update on Omicron Variant

Dear Colleagues – As we enter a new year, we are faced with a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued challenge to protect our employees and local community from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. We are experiencing a record number of Omicron cases locally and nationally and Cape Cod COVID positivity rates […]

December 6 – COVID-19 Update

Dear Colleagues, I write today with an update on COVID-19 issues as they may relate to MBL operations. As you may know, Barnstable County is experiencing a significant increase in cases driven by the Delta variant. Along with the high case count and higher positive test rates, the County is also seeing increases in hospitalizations. […]