Updated MLBS Statement on COVID-19 (5/12)

Tuesday, May 12, 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 and the Governor of Virginia has issued a stay-at-home order until June 10, 2020. This means that MLBS facilities are closed to all visitors and researchers until at least June 10, 2020. We will continue to reevaluate access as the situation progresses.

We have now cancelled all 2020 Summer Session courses, the REU program, and other workshops. Individual researchers who had plans to visit and use station facilities should contact MLBS@virginia.edu to let us know if and how your plans might have changed so that we can better plan ways to serve our community.

We are going through an extraordinary time that requires both individual and community commitment in order to save the lives of many. We at MLBS are deeply sorry for the disruptions to learning and research that these decisions cause, but are confident that we are taking the right steps on the path to stemming this public health crisis. 

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