Skip to main content

Archives: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?

While stipends for ergonomic desks and chairs are not available, you are encouraged to watch a pre-recorded session of the Ergonomics at Home webinar hosted by Environmental Health & Safety, which offers tips and do-it-yourself (DIY) hacks for setting up a…

Read full answer about Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?

Are employees who are required to work from home during shelter-in-place eligible for personal cell phone or home internet service stipends?

Telecommuting employees are not typically eligible for these stipends. However, in light of COVID-19 and the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order and its recent extension, all employees who are required to perform work from home during the Order (“Shelter-in-Place Teleworkers”) are…

Read full answer about Are employees who are required to work from home during shelter-in-place eligible for personal cell phone or home internet service stipends?

Should my external business partners still conduct meetings on campus?

Due to the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order that took effect on March 17, only essential services should be conducted on campus. External business partners should use phone or Zoom video conferencing to conduct business.

Read full answer about Should my external business partners still conduct meetings on campus?

What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms? (Updated 8/27/21)

Faculty, staff and postdocs must notify Stanford via Health Check. See this page on Health Alerts for more information.

Read full answer about What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms? (Updated 8/27/21)