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Corona virus containment measures    Mar 16, 2020

Corona virus containment measures
Mar 16, 2020

Dear microscope users,
 
I would like to provide some information regarding the use of the microscopes in the following weeks (as long as the current coronavirus containment measures are active).
 
  1. General BIOMED/UHasselt Coronavirus containment measures apply.
    • If the institute/university closes down completely, there will be no access to the microscopes.
    • Make sure you follow all the guidelines.
  2. The microscopes remain available to those with urgent and essential experiments.
    • Please be aware that this is shared equipment, potentially handled by an infected person. Practice extreme personal hygiene.
    • Preferably work alone at the microscope to maximize "social distancing".
    • Inform one or more persons that you will be working at the microscope (alone) in case of emergency. 
    • If possible keep digital contact with at least one person during the experiments.
  3. I will work from home. 
    • There will be no on-site support.
    • If you encounter problems with the microscopes, you can contact me through email/chat/hangouts/phone and we can try to fix the issue remotely.
    • There will be no training/introduction sessions for the microscopes until the end of the "lock down".
    • Data sharing of the Elyra and LSM510 will not be possible.

  4. Do NOT start long-term (overnight) experiments in case a sudden complete lock-down is started.

  5. Double-check the microscopes before, during and after your experiments and make sure you follow the cleaning and shutdown procedures correctly.  

  6. In case you want to cancel your bookings, let me know and I will remove them from the calendar and log.
If you have any questions regarding these measures or regarding the use of the microscopes, feel free to contact me.
 
Best regards,
Sam