08/29/2022: Reminder - Dartmouth COVID policies and testing

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've all been doing well and enjoying the summer! It's been quite some time since I've sent out any COVID-related reminders, but with the fall term upon us, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about Dartmouth's COVID-related policies. We've been able to operate relatively normally since April, but with increased campus density and COVID still circulating, this information is important and relevant. My focus for the last two (plus!) years has been to do whatever I can to help us all stay safe, happy, and productive, and that will not change - please, use me as a resource.

Current COVID policies

Testing resources:  It is a good idea to keep a couple of rapid tests and KN95s on hand at home in case you're symptomatic. Face masks, including KN95s, and antigen tests are available at various locations across campus. 

Symptoms & exposure: If you are experiencing symptoms of any illness, including COVID, please err on the side of caution and do not access the DBIC. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID, please follow Dartmouth's guidelines on symptoms and exposure. Please note that the process is slightly different for faculty/staff and students.

Face coverings: Face coverings are not required for DBIC access, but we welcome them! The DBIC will continue to keep a stock of KN95s available. There are some exceptions to the face covering policy (e.g., if you are sick or have had a known exposure, wear one!).  If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact me.

Even two years plus into this pandemic, we still need to do our part to protect community health and follow Dartmouth's COVID policies. Our goal is to keep our vibrant neuroimaging research community healthy and fully open, and this requires full community cooperation from DBIC users. I thank you, as always, for your ongoing patience and support.

Please take very good care of yourselves and others, and as always, reach out to me if you need anything.