Dear Research Community,
Based on current vaccination rates on campus and the strong culture of adherence to our campus public health programs, the Office of Research is rescinding Research Stage 3, effective May 3. Research buildings and spaces will be governed by the campus-wide Covid-19 guidance. More information on campus guidelines, weekly communications, and resources can be found on the Return to Rice site. We would consider returning to earlier Research Stages if conditions were to change for the worse in our region. My hope is that as campus-wide vaccination levels continue to increase, we will be able to continue moving towards relaxing campus Covid-19 precautions. I urge you all to get vaccinated!
Yousif Shamoo, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor