Here you'll find a set of general requirements in laboratory research-intensive buildings (Merkert, Devlin, McGuinn, and Higgins Halls) as we begin the transition to a gradual, monitored restarting of some research activities and eventually careful expansion at a later date. Our guiding principle is and will continue to be to mitigate health and safety risks to our employees and students based on the advice of medical experts and public health officials.

To reduce the risks of employees potentially being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace or exposing others, our goal is to keep the density of our workforce in the laboratories and core facilities as low as possible at any given time and to create a monitored, daily plan that maintains self-monitoring of symptoms and physical distancing practices.