March 24, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address today to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. Read more on IU.GOV
More of our Midwest peer institutions have shut down research this past week (some given just two-day notice) and, as you are probably aware, both Illinois and Ohio are under orders to shelter at home (Ohio’s order starts tonight). If groups haven’t already done so, there should be detailed conversations about what research activities can be done remotely happening now. Several groups in the department have already undergone a volunteer shutdown. This option should be considered, and I learned this weekend (unofficially) that the College will be sending a message sometime this week encouraging it.
Be sure to stay informed by checking IU email daily as well as the following informational websites.
- Mar 23, 2020 – Indiana Governor – Stay at Home Executive Order – Exec. Order: 20-08
- Mar 23, 2020 – Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ
- Mar 23, 2020 – IU Office of Research – COVID-19 Guidance for IU Researchers
- Latest Chemistry Chair Updates
- Latest from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean – Updates
- IU’s primary Coronavirus Information Website – coronavirus.iu.edu
- IU Campus Specific Information
- FAQ for Teaching and Research During the Hibernation Period
See our COVID-19 Resources page for more essential information and links to internal and external resources.