The health and safety of our staff and community are of utmost concern and we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. As of Monday, March 16, 2020:
- All Stroud Water Research Center events and education programs scheduled through April 19 have been postponed or canceled.
- All employees able to work remotely are doing so. Those that must come to campus are following all social distancing and hygiene recommendations.
- Stroud Center staff will not be attending any external meetings, trainings, or conferences.
- We have CLOSED our campus to visitors.
Additional event postponements and/or cancellations may be announced at a later date; please visit our events page for the most up-to-date information.
This post will be updated as circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding and be well!
Update, 03 April 2020
On April 1, 2020, Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until at least April 30, 2020. Governor Carney issued a similar order in Delaware. The Stroud Center is registered within the North American Industry Classification System as a “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Service” organization (subcategorized to “Scientific Research”) and our specific NAICS code is 541715 (Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences). This designation allows us to remain open under both governors’ orders.
Nevertheless, certain activities of the Stroud Center operations are closed. We are closed to the public and our face-to-face education and public outreach activities are closed and have shifted to virtual learning/outreach platforms.
As stated above, the Stroud Center remains open as an essential business. However, all non-critical employees must stay at home and adhere to their state mandated orders. Laboratory access and/or field work can occur only with the consent of the director or assistant director. This policy is in effect starting April 3, 2020, at 5 p.m. and will continue for at least one week and may be extended or revised at any time.
Update, 26 June 2020
As of June 26, 2020, Chester County businesses are allowed to operate at 75% occupancy. The Stroud Center is still closed to visitors and we are not holding any face-to-face events. Employees that can work remotely are still doing so; those that need to be on campus are adhering to all state and federal guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.