New Restrictions on Access to Research Labs
Date: March 24, 2020
Dear Research Faculty and Staff,
With the continued spread of COVID-19, and in in light of the new “Stay Home, Work Safe” order from the City and County of El Paso City, guidelines on access to UTEP laboratory and other research spaces are immediately changed. Access to all research spaces will be restricted to faculty and essential staff, and only to provide essential/critical functions. No students will be permitted the laboratories.
Requests for exceptions to the UTEP research directive must include an explanation of why the effort is essential/critical and a detailed work and safety plan. The exception must be reviewed and approved by the relevant Dean or VP, and be forwarded to the Vice President for Research for final review and decision.