This information outlines actions for ISCRM laboratories and cores to take during a pandemic and in response to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home Stay Healthy” directive. These measures are based on UW Guidance and Best Practices as outlined by the Office of Research.
We have three central priorities:
–Priority 1: Maintain the health of trainees, staff and faculty
–Priority 2: Do our part to improve public health
–Priority 3: Maintain critical research-related activities
UW guidance on COVID-19 can be found at The Huddle and Mitigating Impacts to Research Activities Due to COVID-19
At present, UW has not shut down research labs and is still allowing COVID19-based research, time-sensitive, and long-term experimentations to continue provided all safety measures & best practices can be followed. In addition, researchers are permitted to maintain and care for their animal colonies and animal experiments that are already in progress.
In the event that UW does decide to fully shut down research, please have your essential personnel designated with your home department. These personnel will be responsible for checking on equipment, sensitive instrumentation, animals, and cell lines. Each person in the laboratory should have a plan in place for how they will wind down their experiments with a 24-hour notice.