This year, one of the 3 strains targeted by the vaccine has mutated causing the vaccine to be less effective at preventing disease. The vaccine still protects recipients from the other two strains of influenza circulating this year. Take these measures to increase protection.
Laptops, cameras, smart phones, and other electronic devices left in offices and labs should be put away and locked down. Protective Services reminds staff to treat their electronics with the same level of care as a wallet or purse full of cash. To report an onsite theft during shutdown, call x6999.
Zara McDonald, president of the Felidae Conservation Fund and the Bay Area Puma Project, will provide information on this important ecosystem member and the research efforts of the Puma Project. The event starts at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, sponsored by Protective Services.
With extreme weather conditions forecast for Dec. 11, staff are urged to take all necessary safety precautions. Go here to view warning messages from Protective Services and COO Glenn Kubiak.
Heavy rain and high winds are forecast for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lab may experience flooding, fallen trees and branches, power outages, and delayed traffic. Staff can report issues to the Facilities Division (x6011). Researchers running experiments should be prepared for possible power outages. The Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring the storm.
A mountain lion cub was spotted around noon yesterday running from the top of parking lot D (“the pit”) across the road behind Building 55. This follows two sightings last week on or near Lab property and a deer carcass found over the weekend below Building 90. More>
The Site Access Office will be temporarily closed from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. today. Those needing immediate assistance during this time can call the Protective Services office (x6160).
A deer carcass was found over the weekend on Lab property by tree trimmers. This follows two mountain lion sightings last week, one near Building 90 and another by the Foothills Residence Halls towards the bottom of Cyclotron Road. Mountain lions generally exist where deer are found. In this case, the deer was found on a trail below Building 90. More>
Benitez will present some simple precautions that will reduce risk and discourage those who commit crimes during this Thurday, Nov. 20, presentation, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. He’ll also discuss fire and traffic safety, emergency preparedness, and crime trends, among other topics. The talk will be live streamed here.
The drill will be initiated at 10:16 a.m. via a LabAlert message, a public address message, and a radio announcement. Remember to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” for 30 seconds, then evacuate to an Emergency Assembly Area. Remain there until the “all clear” is given. If a fire alarm sounds, consider it an actual event and follow BET directions. For questions, contact your BET Lead of Protective Services (x6160).