Eyewire HQ Transitions to Remote in Response to COVID-19

Electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S.

Due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus and following closures by both Princeton University and MIT, the Boston-based Eyewire HQ will begin working remotely as of today. We don’t anticipate this impacting the operations of Eyewire, though you may see us online at varying hours.

If you’re curious just what COVID-19 is, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine put out a Coronavirus overview blog. It is so named Corona, Latin for crown, because under a microscope the virus looks like it’s wearing one.

Lastly, here is a graphic from the state of Massachusetts overviewing the US Center for Disease Control’s recommendations on preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Is it just me or is it really hard to remember not to touch your face?


Stay well friends!