Is IACUC approval required for animal activities that are directly related to the research wind-down and COVID-19 response?

If you have been provided guidance from a clinical veterinarian about an animal procedure that may differ from your IACUC approved protocol, you can follow the guidance without IACUC approval. This is part of established veterinary consultation and authority practices. Please ensure that the guidance came from a clinical veterinarian and/or a designee of the attending veterinarian. If it was not a directive of a clinical veterinarian, then IACUC approval is required.