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 […]

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 […]

October 2: A Message from MBL Director Nipam Patel

Dear Friends, The last six months have caused considerable disruption for all of us, but thanks to the diligence and hard work of our faculty and staff and the steadfast support of all of you, the MBL continues to deliver on its research and education mission despite challenges from the pandemic. While many at the […]

June 26: A Message from MBL Director Nipam Patel

Dear Friends, Over the last several weeks, MBL working groups, in coordination with the University of Chicago, have been making steady progress on reopening plans specific to resident research, education, campus housing and dining services, and administration/operations. Throughout this process, getting researchers back on campus has been our top priority. I’m pleased to report that […]