UPDATED COVID-19 Guidance for MCDB Research Personnel
March 16, 5PM
The Chancellor has announced that:
”By the end of Wednesday, all labs will be closing except for where there would be a critical risk of disruption, catastrophic loss, or animal negligence. Exceptions beyond this requirement must be approved by the dean or institute director and the vice chancellor for research and innovation. Access to research spaces will be limited to individuals who have been identified as critical to those operations.“
This new guidance effectively asks EVERYONE except the most essential individuals to stay home. Activities of those essential individuals should be limited to critical needs. This extreme action is taken reluctantly but in the fervent belief it will do the most good for the most people. We appreciate your continuing forbearance. Let’s all hope that these measures will limit the overwhelming demand on precious medical resources around the area and across the US. We will continue to provide updates as needed.