Response to COVID-19 - Life Sciences Innovation Hub

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, the University of Calgary recently announced additional measures to help decrease community transition of COVID-19, including asking all faculty and staff who can perform their work from home to do so, until further notice. As such, a majority of Innovate Calgary Life Sciences Innovation Hub staff are working from home.

All LSI Hub tenants and members that can work from home are doing so.

To protect the health of our people, clients, and community, those who are performing research functions that requires to be onsite working in the LSI Hub labs are to follow the following protocols: 

  • Company leads for each organization (this includes members and tenants) have provided us with a list of all staff working in the facility.
  • Proper hygiene protocols including hand washing/sanitizing, physical distancing, protective gear.
  • Protective lab gear (masks, gloves, eye protection) worn at all times.
  • Lab technicians/personnel must work at least 2 meters apart from each other.
  • When accessing non-lab space (office, desk, common areas), sanitation and physical distancing practices are followed.
  • All in-person meetings have transitioned to video or phone conferencing.
  • Deliveries will be received at the loading dock located at the rear of the building.
  • Contactors (construction workers, operators, etc.) must follow LSI Hub facility COVID-19 hygiene protocols (handwashing, physical distancing).
  • All communal areas are temporarily closed until further notice (coffee stations, Exchange Lounge).

Although there are no current plans to close the LSI Hub, this could change in the future with no or little notice. Further COVID-19 cases could lead to the closure of university buildings with no notice at all. We are taking measures to prepare for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of each day.

A designated team will continue to ensure that all LSI Hub facilities are operational and functioning.

We understand that members or tenants may have concerns, and we are here to support in any way we can.

Informational resources: 

UCalgary COVID-19 Response

UCalgary COVID-19 Guidance for UCalgary-based Researchers

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