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?
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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?
Yes, we ask that all parents help support our efforts by: Complying with the handwashing guidance when you enter and leave a classroom.Keeping your children home if they have symptoms of illness and especially if they have a fever.Following the…Read full answer about Are there actions parents can take to help minimize the spread of COVID-19?
Stanford on-site child care center operations have been significantly curtailed due to COVID-19 public health guidance. As of September 2021, all six campus child centers are operating and ramping up to pre-COVID enrollment capacity. We have immediate openings for preschool-age…Read full answer about Are any of the on-site child care centers open?