The question says it all but for a bit of context: Something I disliked about my former lab is how they handled the pandemic. It is important to me to work in a lab that cares about the safety of employees/students. For me, this means any lab that didn't take COVID seriously (require masks, allow home office wherever possible, institute flexible hours so there are not too many people in the lab at once) is not a lab I would want to be a part of. So is it appropriate to ask during an interview how they handled the pandemic in 2020? If it isn't, is there a way to ask about it without being too obvious?
I am applying mostly to positions in Europe but would assume this question could be relevant to other areas of the world as well
EDIT: For anyone coming across this in the future and wondering the same thing: the advice below was great! I brought it up in several PhD interviews and no one seemed to have an issue with the question, even got several offers!