Updates on GTRI's Response to COVID-19

GTRI General COVID-19 Guidance

While taking precautions to safeguard those involved in our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) continues to perform sponsored research under our continuity of operations plan. In doing so, Georgia Tech faculty and staff are following guidance from the University System of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health. This guidance includes quarantine, isolation, and return to work criteria established by the CDC. Where GTRI employees are embedded or working alongside our sponsors, you can expect GTRI employees to meet the sponsor’s workplace protocols to the best of their ability while carrying out their contractual obligations.

GTRI Secure Space COVID-19 Guidance

It is important to afford a sense of comfort, well-being, and transparency if there are requirements stipulating this work must be accomplished inside a U.S. Government accredited secure space at GTRI. There are documents posted at each entrance to reflect the cleaning schedule for that room; a schedule to reflect when that secure space was cleaned; and a sign-in sheet to reflect how many people are allowed to be in that secure space. To meet those social distancing protocols as prescribed by the CDC, if at any time you enter a secure space to perform sponsored research, and occupants in that space exceed the number authorized and/or those same occupants are not practicing prescribed procedures, it will be important to inform your peers that they must adhere to social distancing requirements. If you have any safety or security concerns in those secure spaces during this COVID-19 outbreak, it will be important to address this with your management, Al Concord, 404-407-7998, al.concord@gtri.gatech.edu or Jon Riling, 404-0407-7010, jon.riling@gtri.gatech.edu.

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