June 22, 2020

Statement on the current operations at
the Salk Institute due to COVID-19

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Statement on the Current Operations at the Salk Institute

The Salk Institute is closed to the public at this time. We do not anticipate reopening to the public until we can do so in a manner that protects the health and safety in accordance with applicable public health orders.

The health and safety of our employees remains our top priority. The Institute is following all required health and safety measures and submitted the required plans of the State of California and San Diego CountyProtective Measures that provide barriers to viral transmission, like physical distancing, handwashing, disinfecting surfaces, and the use of gloves and face masks, are required for those working on campus.

The Institute has begun increasing lab staffing and personnel on campus in a manner that follows public health guidance and maintains safety. Additional measures are being developed and implemented to provide protections for employees and suppliers working on campus. These include the requirement that anyone entering the campus, including all employees and suppliers performing work on Salk Premises, pass a temperature check and complete a health evaluation prior to being authorized to enter campus. Salk suppliers can find additional information here.

Thank you for your understanding and support of the Salk Institute during this challenging time.

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