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March 19, 2020

Pandemic information

MRNet and our partners in Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) are working to ensure that NREN infrastructure continues to support the needs of Canadian research and education communities as the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves.

We are taking proactive steps to ensure enhanced stability of a service so essential in this pandemic situation. These include;

  • * Continuous monitoring of network operation and performance

  • * Monitoring capacity to support additional connectivity needs

  • * Stricter network change management to reduce risk including a freeze on any scheduled network changes

  • * Working with CANARIE and the NREN network support group on pandemic  issues in respect to network resiliency and monitoring

Normal network incident reporting and escalation procedures remain in effect

Questions may be directed to  [ceo@mrnet.mb.ca](mailto:ceo@mrnet.mb.ca)

For information CANARIE’s pandemic planning see

[https://www.canarie.ca/covid-19-canarie-update/](https://www.canarie.ca/covid-19-canarie-update/) )