The health and safety of Penn State employees and the community are our priority. Many IEE employees who are able to telecommute are doing so until at least May 31. If support is needed, contact our staff directly via phone, email, Microsoft Teams, or email us at email@example.com.
Health and Safety
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has the latest virus information and tips to keep your body and mind healthy.
Information for Supervisors
- Instructions for supervisors responding to suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Occupants in the Land and Water Building, Energy and the Environment Laboratory and working at the Sustainability Experience Center are asked to coordinate with Gwen Bryson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alan Witmer (email@example.com).
- For current Penn State Environmental Health and Safety guidance, please visit: https://ehs.psu.edu/covid19
On May 19 Penn State began the process of planning a return to research. Researchers should note that while Penn State and IEE are planning a return to research, should COVID-19 conditions worsen we may return to the red phase on short notice.
- For researchers with experimental facilities in the Energy and the Environment Laboratory or Land and Water Research Building, please see https://iee.psu.edu/returning-research-iee. OSVPR recommends that all researchers create a contingency plan to reduce onsite research if given short notice. Additional research-specific information is available from OSVPR.
- For researchers needing sample analysis at the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL), please check back.
Facilities and Services
As of May 19, non-essential research operations remain suspended at the Energy and the Environment Laboratory (EEL) and Land and Water Research Building. While Penn State and IEE plan to return to research, please see https://iee.psu.edu/returning-research-iee. The on-campus suspension includes research group laboratories in the EEL building as well as the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL):
- Radiocarbon Lab
- Water Quality Lab
- Center for Quantitative Imaging
- Organics Lab
- Deployable EESL
Graduate students conducting research for their dissertation or as part of a research assistantship are expected to continue their research activities remotely, in consultation with their faculty advisors.
If you are continuing essential research as defined by the University and require the use of IEE facilities, please contact Tom Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your situation.
In Case of Emergency
Be sure to verify or update your contact and emergency contact in Workday.
Information for Employees
Employees whose jobs allow for telecommuting should do so.
Regardless of the size of the meeting or event, all nonessential meetings and events should be canceled, rescheduled or offered virtually through at least Friday, June 19, 2020.
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) will work to update our event calendar as dates, times, formats, and locations change, but please note that our information may be inaccurate during this time period. If you are scheduling/rescheduling/canceling an event that you would like us to update or add to our calendar, please send information to Kevin Sliman (email@example.com).