Posted: March 16, 2020
Through Friday, March 20, access to the labs will be permitted for the purposes of ramping down operations only, and must be limited to essential personnel only. Following March 20, access to the buildings and labs will be severely restricted. Access will be limited to only those individuals who have their dean’s written (email) approval to do so. Such access will only be granted for critical activities (e.g. maintaining cell cultures), and then only for limited days and times. Those individuals will be given further instructions in the coming days.
Note that shipping/receiving will be shutting down as of tomorrow, so there will be no way to replenish supplies.
Chemical waste disposal will not be operational so do not engage in any activity that generate more waste than can be safely stored in the lab for long periods of time.
Field research will stop as of end of the business day Friday, March 20. For researchers with students already deployed to field sites, please check with firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Continuity of operations plans are in place to take care of the animals. If you are unclear about the plans, please contact Kelley at email@example.com.
For current and future employees, instructions will be forthcoming from Pamela Cant, chief HR and equity officer, shortly.
You may continue your work from home, as much as possible. Please note that the physical library will not be accessible during the “work from home” period.
Financial transactions can still be processed. You will have to scan all receipts etc., and all interactions with Research Finance will be electronic.
The Office of Research Services will remain ‘open’ (working from home).
Laurier researchers can obtain additional information by contacting the Office of Research Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-research related information, visit the university’s coronavirus website or email email@example.com.
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