Guidance for Vendors and Service Providers Entering Labs

Vendors and service providers that must enter labs must submit a COVID-19 Safety Management Plan to EH&S for review and approval.  Plans must address the key elements contained in the UMass COVID-19 Control Plan, including:

  • Training of Employees
  • Social Distancing
  • Use of Face Coverings
  • Hygiene Protocols
  • Self-Checks prior to coming to campus
  • Staying home if you are sick, exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or have been asked to isolate or quarantine
  • Notification to UMass if one of their workers is diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after they have been on campus 

Plans should be submitted to Maryanne Steele ( for review and approval.  All visitors to labs must also follow the COVID-19 precautions that are contained in the lab's research operating plan.