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MRL COVID-19 Operations

June 2021
In March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all laboratories at UC Santa Barbara were closed, allowing access only to essential workers to maintain critical laboratory functions. The MRL is now in the process of a staged reopening. The links below provide information and resources for MRL researchers seeking access to the Materials Research Laboratory. Please check this page regularly, as policies and protocols are updated frequently.
Materials Research Laboratory Access
The MRL laboratories and building will be open by key-card access for approved workers only. Prior to entry, please read the MRL Building Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which contains important information regarding the preconditions for campus work, and complete all of the requirements listed below. 
If you had access to the MRL building pre-COVID, complete all the requirements below to regain MRL building access. If you have never had access to the MRL building, please contact the appropriate PI(s) or Facility Manager(s) for the lab's specific and department specific pre-COVID access requirements, and do this before requesting physical laboratory access. Then complete all of the COVID access requirements outlined below and confirm that you have MRL door access with Sylvia Vogel, sylvia [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
MRL COVID Laboratory Access Requirements:

MRL COVID Office Access Requirements: Please click here for detailed instructions and guidelines on how to request access to your MRL office.

UCSB COVID-19 Testing Program
UCSB has an asymptomatic COVID testing program in place on campus. Weekly testing is highly recommended for all faculty, staff and researchers who are regularly on campus. Appointments are booked by logging in with your netID here. FAQs on the program are available here. For information on other testing resources in the community, please visit here.
Questions & Feedback
For special access requests, questions regarding processes or policy, or other MRL building information, please contact mrlbuilding [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.
The MRL has an anonymous form for anyone to report concerns.  The link is
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