Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This…Read full answer about What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
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Prevention measures are similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu, which are currently circulating in high numbers in California. Get a flu shot. We strongly recommend that everyone obtain seasonal flu vaccination. While it will not prevent COVID-19,…Read full answer about How can I help prevent illness?
Important Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford recommends delaying travel, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals are required to comply with campus access restrictions and testing requirements following personal or university-sponsored travel. In…Read full answer about What is the policy for families that travel? (Updated 12/16/20)
The University has enhanced cleaning, focusing on communal spaces with high traffic and high use.Read full answer about What sort of cleaning procedures are in place in common areas?
Yes, you can submit a workers’ compensation claim and the decision will be made through the normal workers’ compensation process.Read full answer about If I were to contract COVID-19 at Stanford, can I file a workers’ compensation claim?
You may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), including enhanced UI benefits that are part of the federal CARES Act. More information on UI and other resources available for workers is available at labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019. Eligibility for UI benefits is determined…Read full answer about I am a temporary or contingent employee and I have fewer hours or no hours scheduled due COVID-19 related reduction in work. Am I eligible for unemployment?
See University HR policies on telecommuting and information for faculty and researchers. As appropriate, discuss feasibility with your PI, advisor, supervisor or HR.Read full answer about What policies apply to working remotely?
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?
Eligible shelter-in-place teleworkers who have submitted a temporary telecommuting agreement may request a stipend for the duration of the Bay Area’s Order. …Read full answer about How long will I receive the personal cell phone or home internet reimbursement 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?