Phase 2 Research Restart Policies for 186 Reiss (500 NMR)

In order to keep the 6-feet social distance, only one person will be allowed in this instrumentation room at a time.  A sign on the door will indicate whether the room is occupied.

 Reservation will be required on FACES.

PPE –     1.  A suitable mask or face covering must be worn at all times when inside the instrument lab (whether or not other researchers are present) to minimize potential contamination of the shared space.

               2.  Nitrile or latex gloves must be worn by all users while working inside of the teaching lab.   All users should re-glove prior to handling materials for final room cleaning (see below) and should de-glove upon exiting the room.

               3.  Lab coats, safety glasses and other suitable PPE should also be worn observing best practices while conducting experiments

Cleaning – 1.  Frequently touched surfaces (computer mouse, keyboard, pens, door handles, etc.) will be wiped down with an appropriate disinfectant solution on routinely by the instrument administrator.

               2.  Disinfectant solution will be provided near the shared instruments and room exits so users can wipe down surfaces before/after use.  All users must wipe down the frequently touched surfaces in the lab in accordance with the posted “Cleaning List” for this area.

               3.  Everyone must remove all samples/vials/waste of any kind from the teaching lab after each use.  This will reduce the potential for contamination from user to user and make is easier to disinfect the surfaces.  Clutter will be kept to an absolute minimum.

Ramp-Down Plan – NMR spectrometer in this room requires less than 2 hours to safely shut down.

Other – – A sign-in sheet will be posted at the door to each lab in order to keep a record of who enters each lab and when.  This is completely separate from any instrument log books or project sheets typically filled out by the users.  This would provide documentation that only occupancy limits are being observed as well as provide an easily accessible and traceable ‘contact list’ in the event that at some point a user test positive for COVID-19.  Example:

This area is managed by Dr. Ercheng Li (, please contact him with any questions.
First NameLast NameNet IDDateTime inTime outPurpose of visite
Ercheng Liel7/20/2010:20am11:50amDisinfecting surface