June 12, 2020

Preparations continue for a second phase of research recovery. This second phase will allow additional researchers to return to the campus to conduct research activities that cannot be performed off campus. A carefully considered building-by-building approach is currently entering an initial implementation phase. The focus is on buildings that provide a home to experimental laboratory research as well as engineering and machine shop/fabrication spaces. Planning for additional research activities in the humanities, social sciences and professional schools is underway. Acting on the recommendations of the Research Recovery Committee, the vice chancellor for research is working with cognizant deans to establish and guide the work of Building Oversight Committees. These committees will implement new campus protocols for reduced building occupancy and guidelines to help balance the needs of all building occupants. A more detailed update will follow during the week of June 15.