Guidance for Internal In-Person Meetings

Updated 2/18/21

Internal meetings of any size should be carefully considered.  When possible, MBL individuals should use remote technology to collaborate instead of meeting in person. In the event that an in-person meeting is necessary, there should be a compelling reason (for example routine staff meetings would not fall into this category).
For a meeting of any size, the following must be adhered to:

  • meeting room should not exceed posted maximum occupancy;
  • all individuals including speakers must wear masks at all times;
  • no food/drink should be consumed during meeting;
  • social distancing is required with appropriately spaced seating

In addition, for any meeting larger than 10 persons the meeting must receive prior approval from Paul Speer, Chief Operating Officer (for administrative/operational meetings) or from David Mark Welch, Director of Research (for research/lab meetings) with an attendance log kept for the meeting. Requests for 10+ person meetings should be sent to or respectively.