Covid Reopening Plan - September 2020:

The MGCF in 175 Tan Hall is now in Phase 2 and is available for those users who struggle with effective remote access. Email us explaining your justification for working on site so we can have a record of approved people.

Review and follow the policy below. Please email us with any thoughts or concerns about this process.

All on-site MGCF users are required to read UC Berkeley COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide for Resuming In-Person Operations and complete EH&S 207 through the UC Learning Center. Since the situation is complex and ever changing, see also the VCR Covid 19 Resources for Researchers for any new information or guidelines.

Dave and Kathy will continue to work remotely so you should make support and appointment requests as usual via email.

Most of you have been successfully working remotely and you are required to continue with that approach if that is adequate for your needs. However we understand that for some of you, the remote tools are inadequate to your needs. In Phase 2, a maximum of 4 people are allowed in the MGCF at one time.

Email us explaining your justification for working on site so we can have a record of approved people. Each time you will work in 175 Tan Hall, edit the Schedule and put your email address in the desired workstation/timeslot and add any subset of time you plan to use. Note the schedule has time blocks from 8am-8pm but that is just a suggestion. Please modify as needed. If you are working late, please consider the BearWalk service which can give you a safe escort back to your vehicle, the Night Safety shuttle and other services. There are about 8 days of slots, updating on an ongoing fashion to delete older days and adding future days. Add columns to the sheet if we fail to have it updated in time for you. If you do not show up within 10 minutes after the start of your reserved slot, then the machine will be open for others to use. Email us with any thoughts or concerns about this process.

Use your card key to enter 175 Tan Hall. Again, please work remotely if that works for you. Only come to 175 Tan Hall if really necessary. If you do come to 175 Tan Hall, you must follow the rules below.