New OLAW COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning Webpage
We know you’re looking for answers on how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining personnel and animal health and well-being, and remaining compliant with the PHS Policy, the Guide, and your OLAW Assurance. And we know you need answers now, all in one place.
We have just released our new OLAW COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning webpage. Here you can find answers to commonly asked questions relating to animal care and use programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to conduct semiannual inspections, program reviews, and IACUC business while maintaining social distancing, and what new charges to your grant are acceptable to ensure animal well-being during the pandemic. We’ve also listed relevant websites, example disaster plans, OLAW guidance, and webinars.
This page is dedicated specifically to COVID-19. We have another, more general page on Disaster Planning and Response Resources, but you’ll find only information specific to pandemics and COVID-19 on the new website. As the COVID-19 situation develops, we’ll post new information and guidance here.
In the meantime, you can always contact us at OLAW@od.nih.gov with questions. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates and guidance delivered directly to your email box by subscribing to our Listserv or follow us on Twitter. The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly developing situation but rest assured that we are monitoring the situation very carefully and will be updating guidance as the situation changes.