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Which vaccines are considered to be acceptable as a fully vaccinated status?

People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen). Per the CDC,…

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I’d like to travel internationally for a vacation. What are the rules for my return to campus?

Stanford recommends deferring international travel, even if you are vaccinated. If you plan to travel internationally, be alert to possible changes in countries’ travel restrictions (including testing on arrival and quarantine), as well as the new requirement to obtain a…

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What international travel restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, should I be aware of?

Please consider the following as you plan your international travel: Airline and international entry testing and quarantine requirements are continually changing at the local, national and international level, and require prior planning. Under current restrictions, for instance, U.S. citizens and non-citizens…

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Health concerns and desires for more flexibility can cause stress. What are the resources to help deal with the added stress employees and managers may be experiencing?

The global pandemic has posed significant challenges to our families, our personal lives, and our health. Please utilize the benefits and wellness resources available to help support you and your family during this difficult time. If you need additional…

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How will you ensure the safety of staff who have to take public transportation to get to campus?

The Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan provides more information about transit agencies’ COVID-19 response, which is based on guidance and best practices from the California Department of Public Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World…

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I have questions about my Stanford work area/workspace, who should I contact?

Each school/unit typically manages its space, equipment and supplies. For questions about your building or workspace, including filter systems, cleaning enhancements or space accommodations, contact your facilities manager or building manager. You may reference the Stanford Facilities Information Management System…

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Do the university surveillance testing requirements apply during travel?

Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are exempt from the university surveillance testing during travel, if such testing is impractical or impossible.  Undergraduate students must follow the program testing requirements during travel. Travelers must adhere to campus access restrictions and…

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What options are available for those who are chemically sensitive to the fragrances in sanitizers and wipes?

As far as the fragrance issue goes, there are non-fragranced options available in the market. However keep in mind that they will not be completely free of scent. The chemicals that provide the disinfectant activity have their own odor which…

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