Updated MLBS Statement on COVID-19 (6/9)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


The University of Virginia is entering into a “Phase I” reopening of critical research enterprises. This phase is meant to allow limited access to research facilities for researchers that have critical projects underway.  MLBS will be allowed to host a limited number of critical researchers, prioritizing those with long term projects that require data collection or project maintenance to preserve continuity of data. Researchers who wish to access the Station grounds or facilities need to apply for access using a template and guidelines that explicitly address COVID-19 safety measures. We expect approved researchers to be able to access the facilities very soon.

A Phase II reopening may be reached later in the summer that would allow broader access to the station, but we are sorry to say that the timing and details of that phase are not yet predictable. All 2020 Summer Session courses, the REU program, and other workshops have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this year. 

Individual researchers or teams who wish to access the station during Phase I should contact us at MLBS@virginia.edu and we can guide you through the application process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Please contact the Station with any questions. 

Butch Brodie, Director

More contact information

University novel coronavirus updates and operation status 

Summer Programs Cancelled:

  • All Summer Session Courses
  • REU Site Program
  • Seminar Series
  • ArtLab
  • Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Workshop
  • Grant Writing Workshop
  • Open House