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What are some recommended daily hygiene practices?

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…

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How effective are prevention measures against COVID-19?

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…

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How often are Marguerite buses being cleaned and disinfected?

Each day, Marguerite buses are cleaned during daily servicing. Interiors and frequently touched surfaces are wiped down using EPA-registered disinfectants.

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Is the University planning to install dispenser stations containing hand sanitizer?

Dispenser stations containing alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be installed at building entrances, as supplies allow. Although hand sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the virus, practicing the CDC’s proper hand-washing technique is considered to be more effective.

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What is Stanford’s policy on visitors to campus?

Effective immediately, students’ spouses/partners and students’ minor dependents are allowed as essential visitors under county and state orders. The campus compact’s provisions regarding guests and visitors are being amended to reflect this clarification. Note that childcare providers are already included…

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Are employees required to report if they are awaiting or have received test results for COVID-19?

Yes, faculty and staff who are awaiting or have received a test result for COVID-19 are required to report this information to their school or unit HR Director or HR Manager. This is both to connect you to resources that…

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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?

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 …

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