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Is there a way to apply for financial help with expenses from the pandemic?

The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to benefits-eligible employees experiencing a short-term financial emergency, such as unanticipated expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The program reimburses up to $1,000 of eligible expenses incurred as a result…

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Do employees who are permanently laid off receive severance pay or other benefits to assist them?

Employees who are facing permanent layoff after having completed their trial period are eligible to receive certain benefits including those listed below. Detailed information about these benefits are provided to each employee impacted by a permanent layoff. Employees are being…

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Is Stanford providing face coverings?

We encourage you to provide your own face covering wherever possible, and many members of our community have already purchased or made them for their use outside of Stanford. As mentioned above, many options are available. The university is working…

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Where can I get tested if I work at the hospital or clinic?

If you are symptomatic, Stanford physicians, clinicians, medical students, and postdocs who work in patient care areas and perform clinical research in a medical setting may contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health Services. Individuals who meet the testing criteria (e.g. symptoms: fever, shortness…

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I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?

You should reduce your contact with others, including avoiding coming to campus, if you are sick or if you have had close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms. Graduate students should consult…

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What resources are available to support telecommuting during the shelter-in-place order?

We recognize telecommuting practices vary across the university. To assist schools/units in adopting more flexible work practices, please refer to the following resources...

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