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Penn State, College of Medicine reducing on-campus research activities in labs

To preserve the health and well-being of members of Penn State’s research communities, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, in consultation with Dr. Leslie Parent, vice dean for research and graduate studies at the College of Medicine, has announced steps to reduce research activity in laboratories across all Penn State campuses.

Principal investigators should immediately begin preparing for all on-campus research to be reduced to essential research-related activities by Tuesday, March 24.

Investigators have been asked to determine what activities in their laboratory are essential, based on guidelines provided by the University, and to complete the listing of essential personnel working in labs by Monday, March 23. Each lab is also expected to complete an inventory of personal protective equipment.

Labs that are pausing physical lab activity are also expected to complete the Environmental Health and Safety Laboratory Ramp-Down Checklist.

See detailed guidance for investigators here

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