2020-07-08 MRRC: Suspending Studies due to COVID-19 in Allegheny County

July 08, 2020

Good Afternoon,

As many of you may be aware Allegheny county over the last 2 weeks has been having an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases. The MRRC will follow the county’s stay at home recommendations (https://www.publicsource.org/important-info-on-coronavirus-preparation-in-allegheny-county/).

We have suspended all studies that do not fall into a Tier 1 category from July 6th-July11th, 2020. Our reopening will be dependent upon the nature of changes in county guidance. As such, the situation remains very fluid. Based on new information regarding viral transmission we are exploring modifications to our safety procedures which would enable research to continue during periods when case numbers are elevated in the local community.

Thank you for all your patience, understanding and help in keeping our research community safe during these difficult times.


Hoby Hetherington

Jennifer Dobberstein