Restart of research activities at The Neuro will follow the McGill University on-campus research phase-in directives and the guidelines on preventing spread of COVID-19.
As The Neuro moves into a transition phase, which includes the gradual resumption of research activities starting on Monday May 25th, please note that use of elevators is now restricted (please see table below).Elevator A (Rockefeller) is accessible for patients, hospital and research staff.
· Patients have priority access.
I hope you have been keeping well.
As you know, McGill sent out a memo over the weekend regarding the gradual research ramp-up on campus.
We are presently establishing guidelines specific to the ramp-up of the research operations at The Neuro, in compliance with both McGill and MUHC protocols (ex: entry points and triage, movement within the complex, health and safety considerations, issues related to human resources, etc.).
Neuro staff and trainees are reminded NOT to enter or exit the building via any other doors.* The only exception is in case of emergency evacuation.
Please respect the requests of security and frontline staff at the main entrance. Tensions can sometimes run high in crisis situations and we ask that everyone be patient and courteous.
COVID-19 REMINDER: SELF-DECLARATION FORM FOR NEURO RESEARCH STAFF AND TRAINEES
(student information further down)
Let’s make sure our clinical and research environments are not compromised
Please follow these directions if you are a McGill employee who is in self-isolation, or has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.
The Neuro proudly supports the Open COVID Pledge, which calls on academic institutions, industry, and other organizations to make their intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing its impact.
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Only personnel whose name appears on the approved exemption
REMOTELY ACCESSING, COLLECTING, AND USING CONFIDENTIAL RESEARCH DATA WHILE PRESERVING PRIVACY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In response to the state of public health emergency declared in the Province of Québec due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday March 13, 2020, McGill University has requested that all non- essential research activities ramp down until further notice to restrict the presence of research staff and research participants on site.
Resources are available to help staff and students who are feeling anxiety, panic or stress.McGILL SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS
McGill HR offers an employee family-assistance program. Call the toll-free number, 1-844-880-9142, or go to https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/benefits/eap
March 27: The Neuro has an outbreak of COVID-19 with 7 positive test results amongst hospital staff in the last few days. Public Health is aware of the situation.
Delivery of Liquid Nitrogen, dry ice and gas cylinders (e.g., CO2) to The Neuro during the research ramp-down periodPRAXAIR - Delivery of Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen Tanks, and Gas Cylinders (CO2) to The Neuro during the research ramp-down period EACH LAB MUST DESIGNATE A PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS PRAXAIR DRY ICE The standard order for delivery of dry ice to the 7th floor freezer on Mondays is continuing.
Only personnel whose name appears on the approved exemption list will be allowed to enter The Neuro. All allowed personnel will be triaged and cleared for entrance. Approved personnel will need to have their ID Card at all times.