I’m very pleased to announce the Lab’s main hill site will reopen tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 a.m.
When the site reopens, we expect all buildings will be ready for occupancy except building 70A. Lab staff who are assigned to work in 70A should consult with their supervisor and plan to work in alternative locations tomorrow. We will keep you updated. If we need to change the status of other Lab buildings for tomorrow, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Please enter all work areas cautiously, observe and evaluate conditions, and note anything that does not seem right. If you see a safety concern, immediately notify your supervisor.
Tomorrow, the ALDs will work to verify with their line managers that research assets are safe to resume normal operations.
We’re also happy to report that most Lab services will be fully operational tomorrow:
Gate Access: All gates will be open at 6 a.m
Cafeteria: Full meal and coffee service
Lab Shuttles: Full service
Site custodial services: Full service
Guest House: Occupants able to return Monday after 3 p.m.
Health services: Full service
Please see the Return to Work Information document for details, which will be updated as needed. If you don’t see information about a Lab service that is critical to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please note the Lab’s hill site remains closed to all but essential personnel until the Lab reopens on Monday at 6 a.m. During this time, only emergency-essential personnel approved to be on site will be permitted on the hill. Among the many tasks underway today to prepare for tomorrow’s opening, essential research personnel have been called in to turn on equipment, and vendors and subcontractors are on-site to ready services.
Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Lab tomorrow. After several days of an incredible effort by hundreds of employees, the Lab’s main site will be ready to once again fulfill our science mission.
Deputy Lab Director for Operations and
Chief Operating Officer