No. On March 24, 2020, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott issued an executive order that requires all nonessential businesses/employees to stay at home until at least April 15. This means that, after 5 p.m. on March 25, 2020, faculty, students, and staff are not permitted to come into the office or laboratory to perform research duties. If there are CRITICAL needs for which you must come into a building (e.g., turning off equipment, retrieving important documents/supplies from your office, etc.), you may do so sparingly, but this should be communicated to and approved by your dean before you come back to campus.
Equipment should be powered down and samples should be disposed of and/or stored (exceptions: freezers, refrigerators, other vital samples storage equipment). This will also help cut down on energy utilization and costs to Norwich University for the duration of this crisis. Research spaces should be secured by locking doors, turning off lights, etc.
If you paid (for airfare, lodging, registration, etc.) and were reimbursed, please contact vendors directly to request a refund.
Once you have received the refund, please write a check for the same amount to “Norwich University,” (note what the reimbursement covers), and send to:
Office of Academic Research
158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663
The Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) released a memorandum March 19, 2020, that provides guidelines for Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations on federal and non-federal awards. Please review the memorandum to determine how this pertains to and/or effects your research progress.