Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) and Bodega Marine Reserve (BMR) COVID-19 Safety Plan and Operating Procedures
At BML and BMR we all have a responsibility to follow new policies and requirements to help protect fellow community members. This information is intended to serve as a dynamic guide for what you can expect as BML operations evolve, and what will be expected of you. Please check back often for new resources and information.
Please direct questions/comments/concerns about these processes to email@example.com.
All Users must follow the steps below before accessing BML and BMR
1/ All users must read through the COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures. It’s imperative that you understand the plan and agree to the terms, particularly the established special hygiene protocols.
2/ All users must review the COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols.
3/ All users must sign and return the COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedure acknowledgement to Al Carranza for filing. Please do not sign this acknowledgement until you have read the COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures carefully and completely. Failure to comply with any of the requirements within this document may result in your restriction from the Lab and Reserve.
4/ All users entering BML facilities must fill out the Daily Symptom Survey once a day, before appearing on site.
5/ All users entering BML facilities must fill out the Daily Access Log to record arrival and departure times, and the spaces you were in.
In addition to the above steps, Principal Investigators need to complete and submit the Activity Request Form for laboratory and research activities. This form should be completed by PIs or their designated authority. If there are multiple projects proposed, please fill out one for each distinct project.
Return the form to Al Carranza who will forward it for appropriate approval.
This form will ensure that the project(s) you are proposing meets with the current requirements established by the UC Davis Office of Research:
Seasonal data collection such as field and agricultural work, time-sensitive human subject research studies, experiments close to completion – or deadline driven – whose pause or deferral would lead to long delays or loss of research results.
Generation-driven animal and plant experimentation must be carried out or the value of the animal colony or plant varieties for research will be lost.
Lab and field access for students and postdocs close to completing their degree/term of appointment. Research that is critical to meet thesis requirements for a final defense in the upcoming term or requirements before a graduating student can start a new position that has already been accepted.
Necessary facilities should be staffed and operational to support only the ongoing research activities during Phase II. Research activities dependent on BML common use facilities (e.g. wet labs) may thus be having a gradual ramp-up during this phase and will be vetted through a process defined by the facilities managers and BML administration.