COVID-19 Working Group

Problem Statement

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has impacted animal care and use programs and requires consideration and implementation of novel and creative approaches to continue to provide high quality animal care and meet critical study needs in the face of a range of limitations and disruptions of undetermined length.

Many programs have instituted their existing business continuity plans and continue to refine and modify in this dynamic situation, while meeting both the program needs as well as participation in the larger societal response to the pandemic.

So we can rapidly and efficiently share best practices across a range of programs as we all face similar challenges and problems, so that we can best apply them in order to maintain our commitment to the animals in our charge, our care and research community, and societal good.

Forecast deliverables

Possible publication that describes experiences, learning, and best practices from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Updated September 2021