Date: March 20, 2020
To: NYU Faculty, Staff and Trainees Conducting Research
It is with great difficulty and sincere acknowledgement of the tremendous implications for your laboratories and the pace of scientific discovery at NYU that I write to update you on COVID-19 impacts to research being conducted in University buildings and laboratories. This situation has escalated quickly over the past 24 hours.
Ensuring that the protection of our community is of paramount importance, and to comply with the Governor’s orders, NYU must now restrict ongoing research being conducted in University buildings and laboratories solely to that which is deemed critical.
Only critical research as defined below, with the approval of the Department Chair and Dean may continue beyond Monday, March 23.
Critical research includes:
Like you, I am concerned about the long-term impact this will have. Although heartbreaking, now is the time to protect ourselves and keep others safe.
Stacie Grossman Bloom
Vice Provost for Research
New York University