The Marine Biological Laboratory is resuming our on-campus programs with continued diligence and renewed purpose. Our goal is to prioritize the health of the MBL and local communities while sustaining our distinctive approach to education, research, and collaboration. In close consultation with experts at the University of Chicago and UChicago Medicine, we’re implementing a wide range of health precautions while building a campus culture focused on shared responsibility for health and safety.
Arriving on Campus
Workplace Safety Policy
Training & Attestation
Visitor and Vendor Information
Campus Arrival and Building Access
While on Campus
Education & Training
Environmental Health & Lab Safety
Facilities and Services
Classroom, Lecture, and Meeting Space
Daily Health Screening
Workplace Safety Policy
Protocol for Addressing Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Exposures
Medical Services & Student Wellness
EDUCATION PROGRAMS & TRAINING COURSES
Dear Colleagues - As you are likely aware from news reports, COVID-19 variants that may spread more easily than other strains are becoming more widespread in the U.S. The coronavirus strains of concern include variant B.1.1.7, first identified in the United...
Dear Colleagues, Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed for individuals working on the MBL campus. The individuals are self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal health privacy...
Dear Colleagues, A positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, January 25, 2021, for an individual working on the MBL campus. The individual is self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal...
Dear Colleagues, We have received confirmation that an MBL employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual works remotely. As such, there has been no close contact with others in the MBL community and contact tracing of other MBL employees is not necessary....
Dear Colleagues, We have received confirmation that an MBL employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been on the campus for several weeks. Since this employee was not on campus two days before illness onset and/or positive specimen collection,...
Dear Colleagues, Two positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, December 22, for individuals who are MBL employees. One individual has not been on campus since March. The other individual does work on campus but was not in contact with any other staff. As such,...
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...
Dear Colleagues,A positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, December 14, for an individual working on the MBL campus. The individual is self-isolating in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC protocols. Under state and federal health...
Dear Colleagues – Effective December 7, 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has aligned its quarantine recommendations with those of the CDC, shortening the timeline for how long a person who had been exposed to an individual positive with COVID-19 must stay in...
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...
Dear Colleagues – I write to inform you that an individual working on-campus has been tested for COVID-19 after feeling ill and is self-quarantining while awaiting results. Out of respect of the privacy of the individual, we are unable to disclose details, however all...
Dear Colleagues –As COVID-19 cases increase dramatically locally, regionally, and across much of the country, I write to convey updated guidance regarding in-person MBL meetings and to stress the importance of celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday safely. This guidance...
Dear Colleagues, On Monday, November 2 Governor Charlie Baker announced a new series of executive orders and advisories aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus amid a spike of cases across the Commonwealth. All orders and advisories went into effect today,...
Dear Colleagues, The success of our planning to expand education and research at the MBL rests with each member of the campus community consistently taking steps to help keep themselves and our community safe. This is a reminder that everyone is expected to wear a...
Dear Colleagues, All visitors to campus must read and abide by the MBL’s COVID-19 health policies and protocols. For the last several months, all vendors and contractors working on campus have completed the Vendor and Contractor Visitation Form prior to their arrival....