On behalf of the Office of Research and the IACUC, this guidance is intended to help the campus research community limit the impact and potential risk associated with the growing outbreak of COVID-19. With the ongoing concern about the spread of this disease, laboratories, and research facilities should begin to plan for the possibility of a significant disruption to routine operations. Each laboratory or research facility is best positioned to create a continuity plan that will meet their unique needs. This guidance is provided to facilitate the development of your plan. Our office will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available, however, we encourage you to visit https://emergency.rice.edu/news/research-policy-during-covid-19-outbreak for the latest news and information.