To cooperate with the extension to May 30 of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Argonne is extending the site restrictions that were first enacted in March. The lab has ceased all on-site functions except those deemed critical and will continue to maximize telecommuting. The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) will be unavailable for research operations on site, with the exception of critical work such as COVID-19 research. The only remote staff or user work that can continue is in the Theory and Modeling Group with remote access to the Carbon Cluster. We will lift restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.
Throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Argonne has continued to fulfill its mission essential functions while following the guidelines of the Administration, DOE, and other federal, and state and local authorities. As we begin planning for a return to full operations, the health and safety of our employees and users will remain our first priority. No timelines have been set, and Argonne will adapt its plans for a return to full operations based on the developing situation.
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