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Physical distancing and etiquette

Whenever possible, maintain a distance of six feet from any other person while onsite, regardless of vaccination status.  (See “Etiquette for high-traffic areas” below for guidance on situations where distancing is difficult or is not possible.) 

Limit time onsite
Effective physical distancing depends upon limiting the number of people in the building at any one time. Please limit your time at Broad to activities that can’t be done offsite. 

Density targets 
Using guidance from the CDC and other authorities, we’ve established density targets for each space. 

  • Scientific groups have received density guidelines for their assigned spaces. Your lab’s "quarterback" or manager can fill you in on the maximum number of occupants for your space and your lab’s plan for observing it.
  • Occupancy limits and use guidelines for common areas are posted prominently. 

Meeting etiquette

  • Read these guidelines about planning an onsite or hybrid meeting/event, in effect starting March 18, 2021.
  • Meetings are limited to a maximum of 10 onsite people (in compliance with state guidance).
  • All onsite meeting participants must wear surgical masks at all times, observe physical distancing requirements, and follow posted room occupancy limits.
  • Meetings should be no longer than one hour.
  • No food or drink are allowed during meetings.
  • Do NOT move furniture or A/V equipment.
  • All onsite meeting attendees must be enrolled in the testing program and have taken the COVID-19 Workplace Training.
  • Meeting organizer is responsible for ensuring that the meeting space is cleaned and wiped down before and after use.
  • Do not pressure and/or require remote Broadies to attend onsite meetings in person.

For more information about onsite/hybrid meetings, see “Onsite Meeting Guidelines & Bookable Rooms.”

Etiquette for high-traffic areas: elevators, restrooms, stairwells, and labs

While working onsite, you will sometimes encounter situations where physical distancing is difficult. When that happens, please follow these recommendations. 

See also: Eating while onsite



See also: Security, Building Access and Visitors