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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Advisory

Updated on March 19, 2020

To ensure the safety of our employees and students during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has restricted research, education and administrative operations at its facilities and has canceled and/or postponed all programs that invite visitors to our campus.

Employees are required to work remotely or adjust their work schedules if they support mission-critical research or facilities, so that we significantly lower the density of people and limit person-to-person contact. CSHL anticipates that this restricted level of operations will continue for at least the next month.

The following CSHL restrictions specifically affect visitors:

  • Since the cancellation of the first scheduled CSHL scientific conference of the year on March 11, 2020, most meetings have been converted to virtual, on-line events and one has been postponed. Advanced research courses have been canceled, postponed or will be provided on-line. For details please see this statement from CSHL Meetings and Courses (pdf).
  • Middle and high school education programs provided by the CSHL DNA Learning Center at various locations on Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester County have been canceled since March 16, 2020. For details please refer to this statement from the DNA Learning Center.
  • All public programming for the local community including campus tours, lectures, and concerts have been canceled since March 8, 2020. For information about specific public events visit our Events Calendar.

CSHL continues to evaluate future programming for visitors at its facilities on a rolling basis, monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and following Centers for Disease Control, New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County recommendations and guidelines.