Updated MLBS Statement on COVID-19 (3/20)

Friday, March 20, 2020


The current pandemic situation requires that we all do what we can to reduce the exponential growth of the novel coronavirus. The University of Virginia has restricted access to all facilities to essential personnel only. This means that MLBS facilities are closed to all visitors and researchers until at least May 1, 2020. We will reevaluate access and summer programs as the situation progresses.

Our goal is to have an active summer season of research, summer courses, the REU program, and other activities. It is quite possible, however, that we will need to suspend some or all of these activities in the interest of public health. Those decisions will be made later in the spring, with input from the University. We are deeply sorry for the disruptions to teaching and research that may result, but believe the health considerations outweigh other factors. 

Please contact the Station with any questions. 

Butch Brodie, Director

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