In light of the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus infections in many countries and the growing number of risk areas, the MPI has made the decision to act proactively for the protection of its employees. Wherever possible, researchers, guests and the members of the MPI service teams will work from their home offices. For the time being, the MPI will not offer public events, and its staff will not undertake travel or attend conferences. Meetings will be held via video conferencing. Social contact on site will be kept to a minimum, in accordance with the code of conduct now in operation.