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For Faculty & Instructors

On this page, you will find information and resources for faculty and instructors (including TAs) at Stanford. For additional information for Stanford employees in general and information specific to researchers and postdocs, please go to their respective pages.

Current status

As of Jan. 22

  • University-sponsored travel is suspended. If you arrive from travel of more than 150 miles outside of Santa Clara County, you must quarantine for 10 days; it is recommended that you get tested on day 6 or later and also monitor for any symptoms until 14 days. This Santa Clara County directive is now in effect “until rescinded or modified” by the county.
  • Stanford is following a phased recovery of university operations. We are currently in Stage 2 of the restart process. Learn more about Cardinal Recovery.
  • Health Check to self-report health status is required on a daily basis for students on campus and for employees and postdocs working in-person at a Stanford facility. Training on COVID-19 hygiene is required before returning to work at a campus location for the first time.
  • Starting January 4 through the winter quarter, surveillance testing will be required for faculty, staff, and postdocs who are approved to work on-site. Dashboards provide aggregated results for the Stanford community.
  • Classes will be mostly remote for the winter quarter, with limited classes offered in-person. Teaching Commons and Teach Anywhere offer resources for instructors.
  • Research and some other essential in-person campus activities are operating on-site. Guidance for researchers is available. Otherwise, faculty, staff, postdocs and students who can work remotely are asked to continue doing so through March 31. Work Anywhere offers resources.
  • Stanford has established zones on the main campus intended to limit nonessential visitors. Detailed information here.
  • Appointments of visiting scholars are restricted until at least January 2021.

An overview of all current policies and status regarding COVID-19 is available here.

Relevant policy information

Frequently asked questions for…

Thanks and acknowledgements to UC Berkeley, University of Washington and Yale for their excellent FAQs.

If you have additional questions, please send them to research_ops@lists.stanford.edu. Answers to FAQs will be updated by the Research Operations Continuity team as needed.