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How will you ensure the safety of staff who have to take public transportation to get to campus?

The Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan provides more information about transit agencies’ COVID-19 response, which is based on guidance and best practices from the California Department of Public Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World…

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Why is the university returning non-student facing employees to on-site work in September given the Delta variant?

We are grateful for how our community has responded during the last 18 months of the pandemic. It’s clear with the Delta variant, the pandemic is not past us. Public health conditions are changeable and we will need to continue…

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I have questions about my Stanford work area/workspace, who should I contact?

Each school/unit typically manages its space, equipment and supplies. For questions about your building or workspace, including filter systems, cleaning enhancements or space accommodations, contact your facilities manager or building manager. You may reference the Stanford Facilities Information Management System…

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Are there any cleaning requirements for shared spaces?

Cleaning crews in academic, research and administrative buildings will focus their efforts on common spaces such as break rooms, restrooms, cafes, and high-touch areas like doorknobs and elevator buttons. For more tips about safety habits for cleanliness, visit Cardinal…

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What are the mask requirements for non-vaccinated people?

In compliance with County guidance, face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: when indoors, when using public transportation, carts and other university vehicles occupied by more than one person, and when in healthcare facilities.Face coverings…

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What guidelines and requirements apply to Stanford affiliates, including individuals involved with patient care, service vendors, temporary employees, Visiting Scholars, Researchers and other Temporary Community Members (such as Cardinal Temps)?

Guidelines and requirements regarding vaccinations, testing and other health and safety precautions for Stanford affiliates can be found on this page. …

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What is the surveillance testing program?

“Surveillance” testing refers to regular testing for individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Surveillance testing is provided for free to students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars, through Color Genomics, as an added safeguard to minimizing the spread…

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Who can I contact if I have outstanding questions if someone in my workspace TESTED POSITIVE or FELT ILL?

Faculty, Staff and Postdocs can contact the SU Occupational Health Center by phone at (650) 725-5308 or by email at stanfordohc@stanford.edu.Students can contact Vaden Health Services.SHC or patient-facing employees can contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health…

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When an individual reports their SYMPTOMS via Health Check, what is the process that follows?

Stanford faculty, staff and student employees must follow the department’s standard process for reporting an absence from work. In addition, they should talk to their PI/Supervisor/local HR to determine whether they are allowed to work remotely if they are feeling…

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