Message from the MagLab Director regarding COVID-19

At the MagLab, we value the health and safety of our staff, users, visitors and community.

High magnetic field research continues to be facilitated across our three sites with extra precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We invite users to request magnet time at https://nationalmaglab.org/user-resources/request-magnet-time or contact their MagLab Facility Director or scientific host about on-site and remote access, sending samples, and other ways to conduct high magnetic field experiments.

The lab is currently allowing on-site access for US-based users. To maintain alignment with our host institutions, the MagLab's FSU and UF-based sites expect those users who come on site to be vaccinated and to wear masks/face coverings regardless of vaccination status. By contrast, our Pulsed Field Facility at LANL now requires proof of vaccination. Specific COVID policies and on-site user requirements will be compliant with responsible agency directives (for example, the Department of Energy for the MagLab's Pulsed Field Facility at LANL), state guidelines (FL and NM) and institutional policies (FSU, UF and LANL). Please work with your facility director/host to answer any facility-specific questions about COVID-related work practices. 

We continue to monitor COVID infection rates and the impact of the Delta variant as we plan for a return to normal operations for international users sometime in the future. 

The lab will not host public groups or schools/students at this time as we are focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our on-site staff, researchers, and users. We anticipate having everyone back at the lab soon, but until then, please continue to explore our virtual tour and Magnet Academy to address your spark for knowledge.  

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate this evolving landscape,

Greg Boebinger

Last modified on 22 September 2021