Following new guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health, Stanford is making adjustments to its masking guidelines, effective March 2.
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Provost Persis Drell and Russell Furr, associate vice provost, environmental health & safety, update the Stanford community on protocols for returning to campus following winter break. The university’s approach to supporting a healthy return to campus includes continued masking, enhanced COVID-19 testing, including an additional rapid test upon arrival for some students and limitations on student parties and some other gatherings for the start of the quarter.
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A message to the Stanford community details a wide range of planning issues for the fall quarter including vaccination requirements, Health Check, testing, international student arrivals, fall instruction, face coverings, and various facilities on campus.
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In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell writes that Stanford plans to require all undergraduate, graduate and professional students coming to campus this fall to be vaccinated for COVID-19, with accommodations for those who cannot take a vaccination for medical or religious reasons.
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In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell wrote that due to the continuing COVID-19 surge, lengthening public health restrictions and their likely impact on the on-campus undergraduate experience, Stanford unfortunately will not be able to have the frosh and sophomore classes on campus for the winter quarter as planned.
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Stanford will proceed with plans to welcome frosh and sophomores to live on campus in the winter quarter, but in light of public health conditions, will adopt a phased undergraduate arrival process and an enhanced COVID-19 testing protocol for their arrival.
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In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell announces that starting January 4, Stanford will begin requiring COVID-19 surveillance testing for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars who come to campus for in-person work.
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In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell provides an update on plans for the quarter that begins in January, including an offer for on-campus housing to frosh and sophomores, with health and safety measures to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
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