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What is COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Leave (COVID-19 SPL) and who is eligible?

As required by a new Californial law, COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Leave (COVID-19 SPL) provides up to a maximum of 80 hours of supplemental leave for absences due to certain qualifying COVID-19-related reasons.  The university provides COVID-19 SPL to eligible employees…

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When do I need to wear a face covering when working at or visiting a Stanford location?

To support the health of our community, and in compliance with the newly updated shelter-in-place orders issued by our local counties, Stanford has adopted additional protocols around the wearing of face coverings at Stanford locations. Read about the updated…

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If my child is unable to attend school/daycare due to their potential exposure to another child with COVID-19, my child is well, and I am unable to work while they are quarantining at home, am I eligible for quarantine pay?

No, quarantine pay can only be used when you, the employee, are exposed to COVID-19. However, you may be eligible for caregiving pay or use vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave of absence. If your child is sick,…

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What are the testing requirements for incoming or returning graduate or professional school students?

The university has established COVID-19 testing requirements for graduate and professional school students. The requirements apply to 1) new graduate and professional students living on-campus or in off-campus subsidized housing and 2) to graduate and professional students returning to on-campus…

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If I am directed to report to work on-site, but I am not comfortable doing so, what are my options?

We recognize returning to the workplace may be a concern for some employees. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In following guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health, the university is implementing new protocols and…

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What are my options if I am unable to fully work due to child care responsibilities at home or other factors?

To support employees during this period of uncertainty, the university has created new interim policies, effective September 1 through December 21, 2020. The new policies include: Caregiving pay for those who need to provide child and elder care …

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How many positions were eliminated?

After much consideration and careful planning, this year’s budgetary challenges have unfortunately resulted in 208 permanent layoffs. They have also required 30 temporary layoffs (furloughs).  Units across the university were able to avoid even greater workforce reductions by permanently eliminating…

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