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Further guidance on requirements before coming to work on Stanford campuses

Categories: Campus, Health & safety, Workplace & HR

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To help ensure that everyone on campus is working in a safe environment to the greatest extent possible, Stanford is following a many-pronged approach. At this time, any work that can be accomplished remotely should continue to be done away from campus. When on-campus work is required, everyone must, at a minimum, practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and practice good hand hygiene.

Anyone coming to either the main Stanford campus or the Redwood City campus must (1) contact your school/unit leader (such as a senior associate dean for finance and administration, director of finance and operations, director of finance and administration, or HR manager) to receive authorization via the On-site Reporting Management System (ORMS), (2) complete COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training (EHS-2470) in STARS and (3) report their health status every day they plan to be on-site using the Stanford Health Check tool, which screens for COVID-related symptoms and exposure. If you do not feel well, you should not come to work.

Santa Clara County requires that Stanford monitor compliance with local health orders, so the university has developed reporting tools to help. When community members either use their university ID to access buildings or use their registered devices on Stanford’s Wi-Fi network – but have not completed a Health Check for the day in question – that information is provided to managers, who have been following up with reminders. Beginning Thursday, August 13, the university will also send automated email notices to individuals who card access a Stanford building without first completing Health Check.

These steps help make the university community a safer place and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Keeping the campus community healthy is everyone’s responsibility and ensures that Stanford is able to continue our research and education mission.