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 […]

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 4: Delta Variant and the Importance of Wearing Masks Indoors

Dear Colleagues, According to CDC estimates, the coronavirus Delta variant, believed to be the most transmissible variant yet, has caused more than 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in the United States. On Tuesday, July 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance for fully vaccinated people, including issuing a new recommendation that […]

July 1: Indoor Mask Reminder

Dear Colleagues, As COVID-19 mitigation measures ease on our campus and across the nation, we are beginning to experience some normalcy in our lives. Thankfully, we were able to eliminate our outdoor mask requirement before the summer heat arrived. However, the requirement that masks be worn indoors in all MBL buildings remains in effect until further notice. […]