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 can return to campus, please email your dean to let them know that you will be briefly accessing the building/lab/office to power down equipment and or disposing of/storing samples. Please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing and hygiene guidelines while on campus.
- If you cannot return to campus, please email your department chair, dean, or other university official who can access campus in your place and relay to them what equipment should be powered down, what samples should be disposed of and/or stored, and the location of any of the above.
- Equipment that cannot be shut down without significant negative outcomes financially or to the research should, if possible, be reported to your dean with the following:
- Name of the equipment
- Location of the equipment (room number, building)
- Justification for why the equipment should not be shut down