MLBS is Open for Limited Critical Research Only; Planning Underway for Summer 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

Updated MLBS Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

The University of Virginia is in a “Phase II” reopening of critical research enterprises. This phase is not substantively different from Phase I with respect to research activities. It is meant to allow limited access to research facilities for researchers who have critical projects underway. MLBS is 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.

The schedule for further reopening is still uncertain. 

Individual researchers or teams who wish to access the station should contact us at and review the Guidelines and Research Ramp-Up Plan template.

Please contact the station with any questions. 

Butch Brodie, Director
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University of Virginia novel coronavirus updates and operation status 

2021 Summer Operations and Programs Status:

Planning for most summer courses and programs continues on schedule. But it is likely that operations, services, and programs will run at a reduced capacity or modified schedule. All courses and programs remain at risk of cancellation. In any event all station users and visitors will be required to comply with current and pending COVID-19 testing, tracking, and prevention protocols.  

  • Summer Session I is STILL PLANNED
  • Summer Session II is STILL PLANNED
  • Summer Session III is STILL PLANNED
  • REU Program is STILL PLANNED
  • Open House is CANCELLED
  • Most workshops have been CANCELLED
  • Walton Lecture is CANCELLED