Learn yoga to support your wellness. Join the Lab’s Wes Bethel on Zoom every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon for a free yoga class. Tuesday’s classes are for the beginning students, and Wednesday’s classes are for those more familiar with yoga. Yoga is a great family activity as well . For more info, click here.
Archives for March 2020
24-Hour Access to Emotional Support
Optum Behavioral Health is offering public access to their free Emotional Support Help Line for those experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-342-6892.
Virtual Publications and Library Services Available
The Lab’s research services team is online and available to assist you. Library book retrieval is suspended and due dates on materials are now June 1. Digital materials are available via library.lbl.gov or email@example.com. Publications staff are here to assist with DOE compliance.
Guidelines for Purchasing Telework Supplies
Guidance on acquiring peripherals, computers, and ergonomic accessories Summary: Berkeley Lab wants to ensure that remote work is conducted safely and productively. The following guidance is designed to assist employees and supervisors in making decisions about what remote work accessories might be needed and how to acquire them. This guidance document tries to strike […]
Telecommuting Tech Tip: Collaboration Tools
Collaborating with your colleagues while working from home is easier with the right tools. You can use Google Drive to store and share documents, group chat with Google Hangouts, and set up a meeting with one collaborator or the entire team with video calling apps like Zoom and Google Hangouts. Get Ready Before you go, […]
Domestic Business Travel Now Requires Lab Director Approval
Effective March 16, all domestic travel is suspended per the latest DOE guidance. Only mission-essential travel with permission of the Lab Director is permitted. This is in addition to the previously announced ban on international travel. Route requests for all travel through your line management for approval. Before putting in a request to travel, review […]
Mathematical Model Advances Flow Battery Development
Cheap, clean power generation is becoming more of a reality, but energy storage is still one of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are continually working to advance technologies that generate, use, or store electricity at a large scale and for long duration (more than four hours). […]
Change Your Zoom Background
Would you rather have your chosen photo behind you rather than your kitchen wall during Zoom meetings? Download the Zoom app, go to preferences>virtual background and upload a photo or choose one provided. Download the app, access training sessions, and learn more about Zoom.
Shelter in Place Order for Six Bay Area Counties
Six Bay Area counties have ordered all residents to shelter-in-place beginning March 17 and lasting until at least April 7. The counties affected are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. This includes the Lab. To read more, click here.
Video: Tips to Deal With Anxiety in Uncertain Times
“As people, we are exceedingly resilient.” In this short video, Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program, shares tips to help you maintain your emotional health during these challenging times.
Video: Tips on Social Distancing
One of the best ways to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus is social distancing. This includes reducing contact with others, avoiding large gatherings, and limited outings for those considered “vulnerable.” This video provides tips on the best ways to practice social distancing.
Video: Maintaining Emotional Health During a Crisis
These are stressful times for many people, and different people handle anxiety differently. In this short video, Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program, offers some tips to help you maintain your emotional health during these challenging times.
It’s OK to Not Shake Hands
As is the case during any respiratory illness season, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to keep your hands clean. This means frequent washing and sanitizing as well as politely declining handshakes (high fives and fist bumps too, sorry). Try a friendly wave or elbow bump.
Lab Increasing Cleaning to Help Prevent Illness
The Lab’s custodial team is increasing the cleaning of doorknobs, conference tables, and interior handrails. Restrooms will continue to be cleaned daily using disinfectant products. Elevators are also cleaned often, including disinfecting buttons, doors, and other commonly touched surfaces.
Video: prevent COVID-19 Spread With Proper Handwashing
In this one-minute video, Lab Medical Director Dr. Timur Durrani demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands, a key way to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Happy Birthday song plays a role! Share this with your family, friends, and colleagues to help keep them healthy.