Molecular EM Suite Re-Entry Instructions

Updated 13Oct2020

During Phase 2B, the facility will remain open but with new scheduling rules in place and training will resume as described on the Covid-19 page.

  • No more than 7 people in the facility at any given time
  • Experienced users do not need to have their booked sessions confirmed in PPMS
  • New users or trainees will still need to have their sessions approved by staff before entering B032
  • Book all sessions for the Negative Stain Bench, CP3, Vitrobot, and Carbon Coater in PPMS
    • PPMS will create a 30-minute gap between each session for this equipment
  • The Dry Pumping Station (DPS) will no longer have a calendar in PPMS and does not need to be booked before use
    • DPS users are required to follow the green tape marks on the floor of B032 to maintain social distance (6 feet)
  • Maximum occupancy signs are to be followed at all times unless it is a training session and both the trainer and trainee have put on a face shield or face dome (see the Covid-19 page for details)
  • Only people signed up in PPMS may be in the MEMS; no visitors please
  • Disinfection policy to be followed by all users:
    • No outside gloves – remove them before entering
    • Hand sanitizer before entering B032
    • Adjust sign on the door to ‘In Use’ for the area you’ve booked
    • Put on a fresh pair of gloves – provided inside
    • Enter your microscope room or area previously booked in PPMS
    • Disinfect the microscope, tools, and areas you will touch before you start - note the disinfection on the log sheet
    • Conduct your research
    • Disinfect the microscope, tools, and areas you have touched when you are done - note the disinfection on the log sheet
    • Exit the microscope room or area
    • Remove your gloves
    • Exit B032
    • Adjust the sign on the door to ‘Vacant’ for the area you’ve been in
    • Use hand sanitizer again
  • Disinfect inside the microscope rooms with the provided hydrogen peroxide wipes
  • Disinfect outside the microscope rooms and on all other surfaces with the provided 70% ethanol and paper towels
    • Spray the 70% ethanol on the paper towel and then wipe 30-120 seconds such that each surface remains wet for full disinfection
    • Paper towels and gloves contaminated with radioactive material must be disposed of in the radioactive waste bins
  • Staff will be checking the disinfection log sheets and wiping down high-touch surfaces