Cold and flu viruses, as well as COVID-19, are susceptible to disinfectants that contain alcohol (recommended at least 60% for hand sanitizer) or bleach, which are commonly found in many cleaning products.At this time, departments and labs should evaluate their…Read full answer about Where can we get disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.?
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On March 9, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) produced a memo directing Federal agencies to support research and services that are deemed necessary to carry out emergency response related to COVID-19.On March 12, 2020, the NIH issued a …Read full answer about What guidance has the federal government provided regarding funding and grants?
Due to the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order that took effect on March 17, only essential services should be conducted on campus. External business partners should use phone or Zoom video conferencing to conduct business.Read full answer about Should my external business partners still conduct meetings on campus?
If you are not sick, but are required to quarantine or isolate, and cannot perform your work from home, you may be eligible for quarantine pay. If you are required to self-isolate or quarantine and are sick, you should…Read full answer about If the university, the County or a healthcare provider requires me to quarantine and my work cannot be done from home, what options do I have?
Ordinarily, there is a 7-day waiting period for VDI or state disability to begin. In an executive order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, this waiting period is waived for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19.Read full answer about Is there a waiting period for voluntary disability insurance (VDI)?
If you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19, you can use sick leave, and you may be eligible for short-term disability leave through voluntary disability insurance. If you are not sick, but are required to quarantine by…Read full answer about Can disability leave be used if an employee is asked to self-isolate?
Faculty, staff, and postdocs, who have been onsite within the past two weeks or are expected onsite and are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or have close-contact to someone who tested positive for COVID, must notify Stanford via …Read full answer about What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms?
First and foremost, do not come into the lab unless you are essential staff performing critical functions identified and approved in a Laboratory Research Continuity Plan in Essential Research SmartSheets.To reduce the risk of spreading illness, including COVID-19, colds, and flu, follow…Read full answer about What should labs do now to reduce the risk of spreading illness?
Due to COVID-19 and the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order, only essential employees should be reporting to Stanford facilities. Employees feeling unwell and/or showing signs of illness that are expected to be on campus either partially or fully to do…Read full answer about Should employees who show any sign of illness (e.g. runny nose, sore throat) self-isolate?