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Guidance for Laboratory-Based Research on the Medical Campus During the Current Rise of COVID-19

Published June 8, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As a reminder, due to rising COVID-19 cases in our community, the Medical Campus reinstated the masking requirement for all areas. In particular, the mask requirement applies to all laboratories and other laboratory-based research activities and research areas.

At this time, the guidance already in place for the Medical Campus has not changed and can be found here.

A few points of emphasis:

  1. Masks are required in the laboratories and other spaces, including all public places where patients or visitors may be present, and links between buildings, lobbies and elevators.
  2. Eating and drinking with others is the major activity that has resulted in transmission on campus. Please ensure that lab members do not congregate for breaks, allow adequate spacing and limit their time together.
  3. Avoid overcrowding while working in the laboratory. Faculty/PIs are responsible for monitoring the behaviors in their laboratory and compliance with current guidance.


Mark Lowe, MD, PhD
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
Interim Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Harvey R. Colten Professor of Pediatric Science