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NUANCE's COVID-19 Response & Facility Updates


Dear NUANCE users,

Following University guidance, all user operations in NUANCE facilities (EPIC, Keck-II, SPID, NUFAB, BioCryo) will remain closed until at least May 31st, 2020

Throughout the shutdown, the following are in effect:

  1. Only users designated as ‘Essential Employees’ will be allowed into the any of the labs.
  2. Users designated as an ‘Essential Employee’ will be required to follow COVID-related safety protocols, as communicated by NUANCE facility managers.
  3. Only instruments and tools supporting ‘essential projects’ will be available to users upon OR approval..
  4. NUANCE facility managers will only be available remotely to assist with any on-site user activities.
  5. NUANCE facility managers are available to discuss ongoing and future projects via email, phone and web communications.

NUANCE staff are working closely with Northwestern’s central administration and will continue to monitor the University’s response as it continues to develop. 

We will notify users as soon as we know that we are able to resume research operations.  In the meantime, please continue to reference Northwestern’s official response at these locations:

Overall Northwestern COVID-19 page:  https://www.northwestern.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

  • This will continue to be the primary source of information and updates
  • The FAQs are being continually updated as more information is made available and the situation evolves

Northwestern Research COVID-19 Page: https://www.research.northwestern.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-and-northwestern-research/

  • This aggregates a number of research specific communications and updates

We hope that you and loved ones are all safe and remain healthy over the coming weeks.

Best wishes and warmest regards,

-NUANCE Staff