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 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 […]

December 16: 2021 Planning Update

To: MBL Resident Faculty and Staff To: MBL Course Directors, Vendors, and Whitman Scientists From: Linda Hyman, Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education; David Mark Welch, Director of Research; Paul Speer, Chief Operating Officer Subject: 2021 Planning Update In recent months, two working groups have been carefully assessing the capacity necessary to offer education and visiting […]

November 20: Update on Calendar Year 2021 Planning

Dear Colleagues, Last month we announced the formation of two working groups charged with assessing the capacity and space required to safely offer research and education activities at the MBL in the coming year. The Visitor Working Group was tasked with developing a comprehensive list of the constituencies who come to campus and the space utilization that each […]

October 9: Calendar Year 2021 Planning

Dear Colleagues,While the MBL has successfully mitigated the spread of coronavirus on our campus to date, the pandemic has upended our research and education programs, in particular the 2020 Advanced Research Training Courses and Whitman Scientist programs. As we look toward 2021, it is critical that we resume as many research and education activities as possible while following all […]

April 2: MBL Children’s Camp Update

In recent weeks, the MBL has taken a number of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our entire community. Among them has been the difficult decisions to cancel our spring and early summer educational programs. To that end, the MBL children’s summer camp has also been cancelled […]