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If someone TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19 at work, who will be informed?

If an employee (faculty, staff, student employee, or postdoc) reported through HealthCheck that they tested positive for COVID-19, and was onsite during their infectious period, the following individuals are informed: High-risk close contacts A high-risk close contact is a person…

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How will cleaning be conducted in a workspace when a COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE is reported?

If EH&S determines cleaning services are needed, impacted building spaces are cleaned and disinfected according to the University’s COVID-19 cleaning protocols, which are consistent with CDC guidance and recommendations. EH&S coordinates with the PI/Supervisor and building managers to identify…

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Will the affected work area(s) be closed if someone TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19?

Yes — if the individual was onsite during the time period when they could have been infectious, the affected area(s) will be closed. The following describes this general process: EH&S will contact the PI/Supervisor or the department’s designated contact by…

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How long will someone who has TESTED POSITIVE be restricted from coming on-site?

The County of Santa Clara recommends that positive individuals should remain in isolation in accordance with the 10/1 paradigm, or until 10 days after symptom onset, fever has resolved for more than 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), and other…

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Will the identity of the individual who TESTED POSITIVE be shared?

Due to privacy concerns, Stanford will NOT automatically disclose the name of an individual who tested positive to their PI/Supervisor. In some cases, a Medical Support Team clinician may need to disclose the name of the employee who tested positive…

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

Effective August 2 at midnight, all Stanford employees, students and visitors – regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status – will be required to wear face coverings while indoors on campus. This decision is based on guidance from the Santa…

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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 use COVID Flex Hours and/or vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave of absence.

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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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