Research Task Force Updates, Jan. 19-22

News for Researchers

Posted January 20, 2021 by Dan Moser

The Research Task Force will continue sending updates about campus operations that affect research and creative activities during the pandemic. This message addresses topics for the week of Jan. 19-22. Please continue being vigilant throughout the upcoming spring semester. New updates will be posted on the COVID-19 Research Response website.

New this week

Information about vaccines

The university is collaborating with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the UNL community, following the state’s plan to prioritize health-care providers and emergency medical technicians. More information will be forthcoming about the vaccine rollout.

Spring 2021 mandatory testing begins today

The campus’ strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19 will continue evolving in response to the state of the pandemic. UNL is providing free saliva testing resources for faculty, staff and students, with the aim of protecting campus, visitors and the larger community.


Check your reopening plans, checklists

The reopening plan and checklist is still required for all research laboratories and creative spaces. Investigators who have already implemented their plans are encouraged to review them again to ensure they meet local and state directed health measures. Investigators can modify existing reopening plans by clicking on the link embedded within the original approval e-mail. Anyone who has not yet submitted a reopening plan should become familiar with the reopening guidelines before submitting a plan for approval.

This communication is distributed to principal investigators with approved research and creative activity re-opening plans as well as the associate deans for research. Please share this guidance with members of your research team as appropriate.

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