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What grants and financial resources are available to support my family and child are needs?

The WorkLife Office and campus partners offer several grant programs and resources that are available to support you now and beyond the pandemic: Child Care Assistance Grant Program (link is external): New as of March 1, the Child Care…

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Are Stanford contractors, interns, vendors and affiliates eligible for the testing program?

The health and well-being of all members of our community is extremely important. We are working with contractors, vendors, and other affiliates to identify the appropriate testing protocols for these populations in support of community health.  At this time, Stanford…

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What is the surveillance testing program?

“Surveillance” testing refers to regular testing for individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Surveillance testing is provided for free to students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars, and is an added safeguard to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 within…

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Who can I contact if I have outstanding questions if someone in my workspace TESTED POSITIVE or FELT ILL?

Faculty, Staff and Postdocs can contact the SU Occupational Health Center by phone at (650) 725-5308 or by email at stanfordohc@stanford.edu.Students can contact Vaden Health Services.SHC or patient-facing employees can contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health…

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Does the workspace need to be closed if someone in the space FELT ILL and was unable to report onsite?

No — the workspace does not need to be closed. Personnel should continue to wear face coverings, maintain distance from others, practice good hand hygiene, and routinely clean and disinfect shared work surfaces before each use. Tips on how to…

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Someone in a shared workspace FELT ILL and left immediately, but other personnel are concerned. What information should the other personnel know?

It’s important to note that the university has implemented measures to minimize the risk of person-to-person transmission of germs on campus. All who are inside buildings wear face coverings, observe physical distancing, and are encouraged to frequently wash or sanitize…

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When an individual reports their SYMPTOMS via Health Check, what is the process that follows?

Stanford faculty, staff and student employees must follow the department’s standard process for reporting an absence from work. In addition, they should talk to their PI/Supervisor/local HR to determine whether they are allowed to work remotely if they are feeling…

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Someone in my workplace has started to FEEL ILL while at work. What will they need to do?

The individual should resubmit their Health Check as soon as possible to report their symptoms. Health Check will indicate if they are or are not approved to be onsite. A clinician from the Medical Support Team (Stanford University…

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