Memo from Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Matthew Mench regarding research continuity during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Reduced Research Activity During Phase 2 Conditions
We understand that the recent restrictions to research activity have been difficult for researchers and laboratory personnel and appreciate the effort UT faculty, staff, and students have made to keep our community safe. Our focus at this time is on maintaining safety while avoiding damage to people’s research programs. If everyone working in a laboratory or research setting follows the safety guidelines in place, we will minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread among our campus community.
As a reminder, laboratory health safety plans must be in place and approved in order to conduct lab work. These plans should be updated when a) persons are added to the group of individuals working in a lab; b) there are any changes or additions to experimental work that affect health safety plans; or c) there are changes that would lead to persons working alone. Continue reading