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Stanford update for Tuesday evening, March 17

Categories: Campus, Health & safety, Help & support, Research

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People throughout the Stanford community are adjusting to new realities with the spread of the coronavirus and the shelter-in-place order now in effect in the Bay Area. Thank you to everyone who is working to continue supporting our university community while navigating their own challenging personal and family circumstances.

As we all confront this period of change and uncertainty, Stanford is continuing to provide updates with new information and guidance on the website. Here is a summary of updates from the university today:

GUIDANCE FOR RESEARCHERS: New information was posted this morning regarding the effect of the shelter-in-place order on laboratory research activities at Stanford. Updated information for postdoctoral scholars also was posted today.

R&DE RETAIL HOURS: Residential & Dining Enterprises continues to offer essential dining services for those who need to be physically on campus, with a modified schedule that acknowledges the reduced on-campus population and supports social distancing. The Market at Munger, the Axe & Palm and the Cardinal Café at Stanford Redwood City remain open. (3/18/20 update: The Cardinal Café at Stanford Redwood City is now closed.) Other R&DE retail operations have closed. Updated hours are available on the R&DE website.

PARKING PERMITS: Until further notice, parking permits are not required to park in university-operated lots at Stanford and Stanford Redwood City. The Stanford Transportation website has information about canceling your monthly recurring permit for April and beyond.

BUILDING ACCESS: Most academic, administrative and research buildings are locked 24/7 but remain accessible to occupants who currently have ID badge access. There are some exceptions under local building manager control, such as buildings with cafes that remain open. Stanford Libraries are closed but are providing virtual support. 
For faculty and staff who need to be in a campus building while the shelter-in-place order is in effect, please remain attentive to security even with the restricted access. Please don’t allow others into your building if you don’t recognize them or they do not have an ID badge. If you see someone in a building whom you believe does not have permission to be in the building, contact security.

THE DISH IS OPEN: The Stanford Dish is currently open for outdoor recreation. Please take precautions in line with the shelter-in-place order and keep a 6-foot distance from other hikers. The Dish website will be updated if conditions change.

ONLINE HEALTH RESOURCES: Your health is important, and Stanford has many health and wellness resources available to you on the web. Online spring classes from Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) are open for registration. BeWell’s “Guide to self-care: Coping with coronavirus” is also available online, as are free archived webinars on a variety of health topics.

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