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GFDL Operating Status

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Princeton University’s response to this virus and out of an abundance of caution, GFDL intends to utilize telework to the maximum extent possible.To clarify, GFDL is not officially closed and it’s operating status has not been formally changed, but we believe it is important to protect against COVID-19 transmission. The following are the guidelines:

·      If access is needed to the GFDL after March 13th, prior to coming to GFDL send an email to Dr. Ramaswamy and Dr. Whit Anderson with a copy to your Division Leader to request access. If your access request is granted, we will arrange entry consistent with the virus situation.

·      In person meetings, seminars, conferences, and workshops at GFDL will be rescheduled or held remotely. Please check the GFDL Events and Seminars webpage ( to see whether individual events are being rescheduled or made available for remote participation.

·      Visits to GFDL and federal travel in and out of GFDL are being cancelled, with the option to reschedule at a later date.

·      Continuity of Operations and Emergency Response Group Employees will receive separate guidance from their supervisor.

During this period, GFDL leadership, Division Leaders, and peers will communicate by way of email and or telephone as needed to groups and individuals.

Changes to GFDL’s status will be updated to GFDL’s Notices Web Page and may also be found at the following

·     GFDL’s Toll-Free Status Line: 1-877-627-4335, or

·     Computer Operations: 609-452-6560


This message was last updated at 14:58 PM on 04/03/2020