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Research at Grenfell Campus – Covid-19 updates

The Province of NL is at Alert Level 2.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Grenfell Campus understands that you continue to face challenging times, with many of you – faculty and graduate students – re-adjusting to ongoing research challenges associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What you need to know at Alert Level 2:

  • Faculty and teaching staff are permitted back in their offices under a blanket approval (no longer require pre-approval before coming to campus). 
  • Research work is permitted to continue based on previous committee approvals and working within the current density restrictions and approved health and safety plans.  
  • Density restrictions across campus will move from 144sf to 114sf (low risk). 
  • Individual departments should keep a daily log of visitors external to the department. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to keep visitors external to campus to necessary functions only.  
  • Study and studio spaces, including graduate study spaces, will re-open. 
  • Buildings will be open 7 days per week and check in with CEP is no longer required.  

For the latest updates re: COVID-19, visit Messenger online

New research exemptions may be filed as follows:

Exemption forms

If faculty/graduate student researchers have not already received a research exemption, they must submit an application. To apply for an exemption to resume research, please fill out the appropriate applications (below) and submit to dpike@grenfell.mun.ca

If you have any questions accessing campus, please contact research@grenfell.mun.ca.

Support for researchers and graduate students: 

While Research and Graduate Studies staff continue to work remotely, our supports are still available virtually or by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Here are some contacts for researchers and graduate students:

 General information and training:

  • On a broader level, more information is available from the MUN Office of Research: https://www.mun.ca/covid19/researchers/
  • Complete COVID-19 awareness training is now available through Memorial’s online training platform, Brightspace. The training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can register here and login with your Memorial login credentials, which are the same as you use for mymun.ca. Environmental Health and Safety continues to offer live sessions via WebEx by request and interested units can contact health.safety@mun.ca.
  • Memorial requires everyone on campus to wear a non-medical face mask while in public spaces and common areas on campus, offices or while conducting fieldwork. A non-medical face mask should be worn at all times except if you are alone in an office or when eating and drinking. A two-ply face mask is the minimum standard while three-ply is recommended and will be worn by staff performing critical operations on campus. If you have any questions regarding masks, please contact Memorial’s industrial hygienist, Kelly Taylor, k.taylor@mun.ca. Note that face shields do not replace a mask, masks with exhalation valves should not be worn and neck gaiters, scarves and bandanas are not acceptable.  Further information can be found here. Anyone who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons should not come to campus and should contact their supervisor.

Other Covid-19-related resources:

Campus Enforcement and Patrol

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6210
Email: cep@grenfell.mun.ca

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