From:       Michael F. Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
To:           UMass Amherst Faculty, Postdocs and Graduate Students,
                Deans, Directors and Department Chairs, Business Managers
Cc:           Chancellor K. R. Subbaswamy, Provost John J. McCarthy,
                Campus Leadership Council, Faculty Senate Rules Committee,
                Research Council, Chairs of IRB, IACUC, Chemical, Biosafety, and
                Radiation Safety Committees, Research & Engagement Staff
Date:        May 28, 2020
Subject:    Reopening Research & Libraries

Based on the state plan and requirements for Reopening Massachusetts, UMass Amherst will reopen research labs, onsite library services and access, and other facilities for research and creative activities. This reopening will take place in stages, beginning as soon as the university can certify that the Sector Specific Safety Standards for Laboratories and Office Spaces are met. Success will require the engagement of faculty, students, and staff in our shared efforts to protect health and safety while resuming our important research activities.
Here is more detailed information on Reopening Research & Libraries (PDF) at UMass Amherst.
Please share this with colleagues and research staff in your area and send questions to our special email address focusing on the reopening to:  
Thank you very much for working through this process to reopen safely and sustainably at this difficult time.
I hope that you and yours are well and staying safe.

Michael F. Malone                                                 
Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(413) 545-5270
Assistant: Christine Burnett,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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