Dear IFBA Members and Certified Professionals,

We understand that during this rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many of our members and certified professionals are working tirelessly on the front lines to provide biosafety guidance, quality diagnostics and other services in your cities and countries around the world. We deeply appreciate your commitment to bringing this pandemic under control.

The IFBA is prepared to navigate this crisis alongside you and is sincerely offering our support – from linking you to biosafety guidance for the safe handling of COVID-19 samples to sharing experiences and lessons learned amongst our global community. The health, safety, and well-being of you, and your families, is our top concern. We strongly urge you to ensure laboratories are adhering to WHO and national COVID-19 guidelines.

The IFBA Secretariat is currently exploring different mechanisms for greater communication amongst us through the COVID-19 crisis. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions on how the IFBA can better support you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maureen Ellis, Executive Director, and the entire IFBA team