The virus is effectively killed by using 10% freshly prepared bleach, 70% ethanol, or disinfecting wipes. Virkon-S is a safe disinfectant for use around animal areas.Read full answer about Which disinfectants kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?
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Currently, all buildings are locked 24/7, and you will be required to use your University or Stanford Medicine lD to enter your building.You should not come to your campus workspace unless you have explicit permission from your School leadership and,…Read full answer about Will I continue to have access to my research building?
Wear disposable gloves and eye protection when disinfecting surfaces, and ensure the area has good ventilation. If the area does not have good ventilation, disinfect and leave the area until the surfaces have dried. Discard gloves after each cleaning and…Read full answer about What is the recommended practice for disinfecting surfaces?
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?
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 Given uncertainty surrounding the Omicron COVID variant, Stanford recommends that individuals contemplating travel during the winter quarter as part of university programs or group travel defer making firm financial commitments until further notice. Undergraduate students, however, continue to be…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?
Remote work could focus on data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing, literature reviews, or planning future experiments. Group meetings should take social distancing requirements into consideration, and ideally be conducted remotely.Read full answer about What kind of remote research work is appropriate to do?
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?