Weekly Safe Return to BUMC Update: Sept. 10

Ask the Expert

“If I’m teaching (or learning) in a LfA classroom for a long time, how do I get a drink?”

Answer from Judy Platt, MD, Chair of BU’s Medical Advisory Group: “Faculty can step out of the room to a designated eating/drinking location for a drink break and encourage students to do the same, or use a straw to insert under their mask if needed.”

If faculty have any work-related, nonmedical questions related to COVID-19, contact BU’s COVID-19 Support Line at covidhelp@bu.edu or call 617-358-4990 weekdays between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Revised Classroom Hours

BUMC classrooms will be available for scheduled classes and/or student study daily during the following hours:

  • Unlocked: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Closed for cleaning: 10 p.m.-7 a.m.

Important Zoom Reminder
All instructors and TAs must sign into their BU Zoom Pro account BEFORE clicking any links for their meeting, or there will be entered as a guest. All faculty, staff, students should always sign into Zoom with BU credentials to make use of full functionality and features. For Zoom-related training and documentation, visit the Zoom page on the EdMedia website.


All labs are open, and research activity has adapted to physical distancing guidelines to keep the campus safe.

Work is progressing to create a new electron microscope imaging core that will house a new JEM-1400 Transmission Electron Microscope awarded through a $463,000 NIH shared instrument grant submitted by Dr. Haiyan Gong, Professor of Ophthalmology and Anatomy & Neurobiology.


Beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will add the Predoctoral Patient Treatment Centers to its Saturday appointment schedule, operating at 50 percent capacity.

View previous updates here.

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