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If I am directed to report to work on-site, but I am not comfortable doing so, what are my options?

We recognize returning to the workplace may be a concern for some employees. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In following guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health, the university is implementing new protocols and…

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What are my options if I am unable to fully work due to child care responsibilities at home or other factors?

To support employees during this period of uncertainty, the university has created new interim policies, effective September 1. Employees should consult with their supervisor to discuss options such as flexible work arrangements, personal leave, Paid Family Leave if eligible,…

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How can employees who do not have access to computers take the required COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training?

For managers with employees who don’t have access to computers, please contact Heather Perry (hperry@stanford.edu) in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). A PowerPoint slide version of the COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training course can be made available in…

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If I’m on a TAship or RAship, will my funding be dropped? What if the class I was supposed to TA is canceled?

Many of our graduate students at Stanford are supported by research assistantships, fellowships and teaching assistantships. The provost has reassured all students that if they were offered TA, CA, or RA support for spring quarter, that support will be forthcoming.

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How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

Consult the product label for the contact time or dwell time. Cleaning wipes do not kill the virus, so be sure to use disinfecting wipes and follow the instructions carefully. Disinfecting wipes must remain wet to be effective.  Be sure…

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What is the recommended practice for disinfecting surfaces?

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…

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