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?
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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?
Yes. Throughout the pandemic, many family’s care needs have fluctuated and reducing your future elections to your dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) is allowed (although making retroactive adjustment is not). If you receive a Child Care Subsidy Grant award…Read full answer about Can I change the amount I am contributing to my dependent care FSA if I am not paying for child care at this time?
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?
Where available, use hand sanitizer stations. Ensure your break areas and lab sink areas have a mounted soap dispenser with soap. Contact facilities management to obtain a mounted dispenser and refills. Post handwashing signs in bathrooms and break areas. The…Read full answer about How can we promote effective handwashing in our labs and offices?
Limit touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) and having close contact with others. Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep a 6-foot distance from others to reduce potential person-to-person transmission. Sneeze into your arm to reduce the spread…Read full answer about What are some recommended daily hygiene practices?
Highly touched surfaces such as chairs, desktops, computer keyboards, computer displays, remotes, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, doorknobs, doors, door push plates, card readers, refrigerator/freezer handles and their doors; equipment panels/switches, benchtops; biosafety cabinet and fume hood sashes and their…Read full answer about What surfaces need to be disinfected in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?
COVID-19 is a new disease so data is limited, but a 2017 CDC report about pandemic flu concluded that actions like the ones listed above dramatically slowed the spread of influenza in communities and reduced the peak number of cases…Read full answer about How effective are prevention measures against COVID-19?