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Research Guidance for Fall 2020 Matrix

Fall 2020 Research Guidance Matrix



Phase 1 - Absolute Minimal Operations Phase 2 - Summer 2020 Plan B - Fall Semester Opening with Pivot

Time Frame

March 17 - May 18

May 18 - August 7

August 7 -

Research Permitted On-Site

Only Covid-19 and longitudinal studies where pauses would drastically impact project

Only that which cannot be conducted off-site

  • All research/scholarship allowed on-site, subject to included guidance. Work that can be conducted productively from remote locations is still encouraged whenever possible.
  • Those not previously approved for on-site summer research must complete Covid-19 testing before return to campus.
  • Faculty not previously authorized for summer return who plan to supervise graduate students, staff and UGs in on-site research on-site should submit a return plan for college approval and are required to sign the supervisor pledge.

Density in Lab and Offices


200 sq. ft/person or 1 person in single occupancy spaces

200 sq. ft/person or 1 person in single occupancy spaces

Masks


Required

Required unless alone in single occupancy office

Office Use (Faculty/Grad Students/Post-docs/Technical Staff)

No

Permitted only for lab-based faculty when in immediate support of lab-based efforts

No disciplinary restrictions, but expectations to work from home whenever possible

Field Research


Yes, with travel restrictions of two people per row in vehicles

Yes, with travel restrictions of two people per row in vehicles (may change on short notice)

Travel (Externally Funded)

No

For data collection only and with restrictions per University guidelines

For data collection only and with restrictions per University guidelines

Clinical Trials and Research at HSC

No

Resumption with Covid-19 screening, appropriate PPE and transmission risk assessment

Resumption with Covid-19 screening, appropriate PPE and transmission risk assessment (PIs should be aware that guidance and access to HS may change on short notice.)

Clinical Research Non-HSC (face-to-face)

No

Yes, with restrictions

Yes, with restrictions

On campus, Non-clinical Research (face-to-face)

No

Yes, with restrictions

Yes, with restrictions

Off campus, Non-clinical research (face-to-face)

No

Yes, with restrictions

Yes, with restrictions

Undergraduate Researchers

No

Yes, but not SURE/REU on site and must be in direct support of research efforts

Yes, but UGs should not displace grad students within the 200 sq. ft/person density

Core Facilities

Maintain instrumentation at minimal operational state

Core staff performs maintenance and QC for trained users. Core operates under approved SOPs. Operating hours 7AM-10PM

Core staff performs maintenance and QC for trained users. Performs critical sample analysis as necessary for ongoing projects. Operating hours TBD Resumes training at a distance.

Shared Research Facility

Maintain instrumentation at minimal operational state

COVID-19 SRF Procedures

COVID-19 SRF Procedures (new processes to be announced shortly)