NEW OLAW COVID-19 Webinar now available: COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources and FAQs for Animal Care and Use Programs

04/13/2020

NEW OLAW Webinar Now Available
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources and FAQs for Animal Care and Use Programs

On April 8, 2020, OLAW prerecorded a webinar titled “COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources and FAQs for Animal Care and Use Programs” featuring Drs. Patricia Brown (OLAW) and Robert Gibbens (USDA).

In this webinar, OLAW and USDA discuss important agency updates since our last webinar (March 19, 2020), including:

  • NIH Guidance on allowable costs for moving animals to holding protocols
  • NIH Guidance on donating personal protective equipment to support COVID-19 relief efforts
  • USDA facility status and inspections
  • USDA contact information
  • USDA statement on Essential Employees

We also have detailed discussions of:

  • What does and does not require an OLAW waiver
  • OLAW and USDA flexibilities to continue conducting semiannual inspections and IACUC business
  • Similarities and differences in OLAW and USDA flexibilities and regulations
  • Timing of future semiannual inspections
  • How to extend protocols due to expire

And much more. Many of these topics clarify and extend beyond the information available in our FAQs, and benefit from the valuable input of our USDA colleague.

As always, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully, but you can always reach us at olaw@od.nih.gov with additional questions.

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