MDM & KPNO covid-19 Response and Planning Protocols
This page serves as the central distribution hub for all planning and protocols associated with the resumption of staffing and eventual science operations at MDM as well as KPNO as a whole. One thing that has become apparent is that response to covid-19 is fluid. Therefore check back regularly to see if anything has been updated.
NOIR/KPNO have issued a broadly-covering set of protocols detailing the various aspects of the steps necessary for operations to return to pre-pandemic levels. Below are links to the various documents released over the week starting 17Aug2020. These links will be updated as necessary. Check them regularly, particularly the one immediately below as it details the current status of KPNO.
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• (for evaluating all tasks performed, .xlsx file)
NOIRLab Prevention Video Set
MDM Operational status is currently REMOTE-ONLY for the 1.3m and QUEUE-ONLY for the 2.4m. To discuss potential exemptions for travel to our Site, please contact the