Phase 2 Research Restart Policies for 234 Regents Hall

In order to keep the 6 feet social distance, the instruments in this room are divided into the following groups:

1. Group A: ICP/MS+Fluorometer+DSG+LC/MS+UV/Vis(1)

2. Group B: UV/Vis(2)+ FTIR+HPLC+CD+GC/FID

Reservation will be required. The above two groups will be added into FACES, the online reservation system and they will be the only available selections for the instruments in this room. Only one user for one group of the above instruments is allowed in the instrument room at a time.  This means only fully trained, independent users may run experiments.  There will be no training until restrictions are removed.            

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 – The instruments in room 234 require varying amounts of time 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 the visit
ErchengLiel737/20/2010:20am11:50amDisinfecting surfaces