Guidance for Using Masks in MBL Work Areas

Updated 7/1/22

The MBL is requiring individuals to wear a mask at all times inside of the Loeb Laboratory building, in the Swope Center serving area (I.e., the area where food is picked up and ordered), and in the Swope Center first and second floor lobby areas as these spaces can get congested. Masks also continue to be required in all instructional settings (e.g., classrooms, teaching labs), while educational content is being delivered (e.g., MRC tours), and at any public event (e.g., Falmouth Forums, Friday Evening Lectures).

It is recommended that individuals wear a mask in all other indoor campus settings when others are in close proximity to them.

Indoor mask policies will continue to be assessed and modified to reflect the local community transmission level and the changing campus environment. Any changes to the masking policy considers the constant flux of U.S. and international investigators, faculty, and students onto our campus.

The MBL recommends always keeping a mask on hand and asks that everyone be courteous of others and respect each other’s mask-use choices and requests. This may include voluntary masking in meetings or other contexts.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Jensen (EHS Manager) at 508-289-7424 or by email at

MBL-branded masks can be purchased through the Gift Shop. Disposable masks are available for purchase in the MBL Stockroom.