Lab Restart Protocol Discussion – June 18, 2020

On June 18, CHAS hosted its first interactive discussion for its membership. Over 130 people attended to hear about plans for reopening academic labs in light of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Discussion primarily focused on protocols for social distancing, community protective equipment, and disinfection practices in the research lab setting, although the challenges of the teaching lab in the “new normal” were raised as well. Future discussions will address the teaching lab setting more explicitly.

The Zoom session was recorded and can be downloaded here in video format. URLs shared in the chat for many related resources can be found here.

For people who prefer to browse a readable version of the discussion, a lightly edited browsable transcript of the session is available for Division members. Contact Ralph Stuart at for access to this transcript.

Questions and comments about the session can be directed to the Division’s chair, Robin Izzo of Princeton University at

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