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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 Oct. 21

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 testing is required on a weekly basis for students and also offered to on-site faculty, staff and postdocsDashboards provide aggregated results for the Stanford community.
  • Classes are mostly remote for the autumn quarter. Limited classes are offered in-person. Some outdoor classes may be moved indoors, subject to capacity limits.
  • 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. 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.