last edited: 2022-03-07
These policies may change as we adapt practices to observe physical distancing and enhance safety. Please be patient and review this page regularly.
CMI COVID-19 lab policies have been established with guidance from Harvard University, HMS and the BCMP department. These serve as a supplement to general CMI policies.
All members of the Harvard Community (including all CMI users) who spend any time on campus are expected to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV2 and to receive boosters as recommended.
The CMI is open.
- All users with an HMS PPMS account should request a project and training in PPMS.
- Interested New Users should request an account at the CMI.
Access, Booking and Hours
- Before booking instrument time, review the CMI Instrument Getting Started Guide for the instrument you plan to use. Updated versions of each are available on each page in Technologies.
- To enter the HMS campus:
- Request consultations on the contact page, by email or in PPMS (no drop-ins, please).
Working in the Lab
- BRING YOUR OWN PIPETTORS (and tips, if yours are not compatible with standard VWR pipette tips. Shared pipettors will not be available.
- Do not store any samples or supplies at the CMI.
MASKS -OPTIONAL FOR PERSONS MEETING THESE CRITERIA:
- Fully Vaccinated (including recommended boosters)
- Not in Quarantine
- Not experiencing a household infection
- Wash your hands when you enter the CMI. Repeat regularly while working.
Users may wear gloves while working at the CMI, including on instruments and computers.
- Disinfect or don new gloves opon entering so as not to contaminate shared surfaces.
- Social distancing is no longer required while working at the CMI.
- Follow all posted signs with general or instrument specific guidelines.
- User training is one of the critical missions of the CMI.
- Training has resumed, with the majority of trainings being performed remotely.
For additional guidance on working during the COVID-19 pandemic see:
Harvard Research Laboratory Re-Entry Plan
Guidance for HMS Community around Coronavirus (COVID-19)
BCMP Working during COVID-19
Please send any questions or concerns to email@example.com.