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We are no longer requiring Research Recovery Plans or personnel lists for the return to on-campus research. PIs are still responsible for ensuring their research personnel comply with all current BU health and safety requirements, including vaccination.


FAQs

Updated March 2022

What restrictions remain in place for research spaces at BU?

All research spaces are permitted to operate at full (100 percent) capacity, with the following conditions:

  • All research personnel need to be vaccinated and boosted.

Please note that BU's face mask policy has been updated as of March 2022. The University is no longer requiring masks to be worn in most areas on our campuses including shared offices, labs, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks continue to be required in all healthcare facilities and for human subjects research in which clinical or healthcare-related procedures are being conducted, such as MRIs, blood collection, EKG, EEG, etc. (They are also required on the BU shuttle and for indoor classes.)

Are masks required for my research?

BU's face mask policy has been updated as of March 2022. The University is no longer requiring masks to be worn in most areas on our campuses including shared offices, labs, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks continue to be required in all healthcare facilities and for human subjects research in which clinical or healthcare-related procedures are being conducted, such as MRIs, blood collection, EKG, EEG, etc. (They are also required on the BU shuttle and for indoor classes.)

Do I need to continue updating my research recovery plan and personnel list?

No, plans and personnel lists no longer need to be updated.

What restrictions remain in place for visitors?

As visiting researchers join labs going forward, including visiting students and visiting faculty or research scholars, PIs are responsible for ensuring they are compliant with any current BU health and safety protocols, including the vaccination requirement. As Provost Morrison and Gary Nicksa shared in their August 2021 memo, the more restrictive visitor policy instituted in 2020 is no longer in effect.


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