Thank you for your dedication to the Lab’s mission during this challenging time. The speed of change these last three weeks has been unprecedented as we adapt every day to a new and more complex scenario.
Just over a week ago, we were asking ourselves whether we should cancel conferences or travel overseas. Today, our Lab sites are in safe and stable standby mode, now seven Bay Area counties have asked us to shelter in our homes, and all international and domestic business travel is restricted.
This drastic and rapid change has us all learning as we go. The result is we don’t always have all the answers to your questions, but our leadership team and the CIMG have been working day and night to develop solutions, and I know Lab supervisors, directors, ALDS, and many others have been working hard as well to help maintain the Lab’s productivity.
Last week, we had what may have been the most well-attended Lab meeting ever, with some 1,200 people joining us online for a virtual town hall. Tomorrow, we’re having a second virtual town hall from 9-10 a.m. There will be no live audience. We’ll again take live questions from the virtual audience. If you have a question, you can ask it via the Q&A window at streaming.lbl.gov during the meeting, or you can send it now to firstname.lastname@example.org. We won’t be able to answer every question live, but we will take all questions into consideration.
Please join me, Deputy Lab Director for Operations Michael Brandt, other members of the leadership team, and the CIMG tomorrow from 9-10 a.m. at streaming.lbl.gov. I look forward to seeing you.