The information provided below is intended to facilitate the gradual resumption of comprehensive research activities at EVMS in a manner consistent with state and federal guidelines, beginning with a ramping-up of critical research that was temporarily minimized (Stage One) and continuing with increasing research activities (Stage Two).
The Research Ramp-Up Plan has been developed with input by an EVMS COVID-19 working group, various Chairs, research leadership, and the Ramp-Up Task Force. The Plan mirrors plans being developed at many research institutions across the nation. The approach involves several critical procedures to be followed by the research community, in particular PPE usage, social distancing and health monitoring.
NOTE: These procedures and guidelines are fluid and subject to change depending on COVID-19 outbreaks, public health considerations and institutional, federal and state revisions in policies.