Stanford’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Stanford continues to take steps to respond to the spread of coronavirus, working to support the health and well-being of our community and our neighboring communities. In-person instruction has been suspended, undergraduates who are able to do so have been asked to return to their homes, and the university is complying with the “shelter-in-place” orders issued for the Bay Area. Information on other impacts is available throughout this website.
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News and announcements
This message describes the recommendations for face coverings when leaving home for essential activities where social distancing is difficult to maintain.Read more about Use of cloth face coverings
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne shares thoughts with the university community on a new spring quarter in the time of COVID-19.Read more about President’s spring message to the Stanford community
Information on Stanford’s Social Distancing Protocol, recreational spaces on campus and the closure of the Dish area beginning Friday afternoon.Read more about Shelter-in-place order; Dish closure
In a message to the university community, Provost Persis Drell provides updates on summer programs and outlines new steps Stanford is taking to address the financial challenges posed to the university by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more about Provost’s updates on COVID-19
A memo from the Office of General Counsel provides guidance regarding on-campus work to ensure compliance with the updated shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area that extends through May 3.Read more about Guidance regarding extended shelter-in-place order
The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order will be extended through at least May 1, county officials reported. Also, Stanford is implementing additional protocols for those returning to campus from travel outside California.Read more about Shelter-in-place extended; additional Stanford protocols for returning from travel