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…Read full answer about Is Stanford providing face coverings?
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Yes, you are allowed to wear a personally owned cloth face covering. There are several options for face coverings, as long as they cover the nose and mouth. Face coverings can be made of a variety of cloth materials, such…Read full answer about Can I wear my own face covering?
Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;Any worker to the extent wearing a face covering creates a safety hazard at work under established health and safety guidelines; orAnyone who has been advised by…Read full answer about Who is not required to wear a face covering?
While working, employees are required to wear face coverings when they are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, even when working outdoors. For all others, face covering use is strongly encouraged outdoors whenever personal interactions within 6 feet are likely…Read full answer about Are face coverings required outside?
Effective noon on May 13, 2020, Stanford facilities located in the City of Palo Alto are subject to new face coverings requirements for essential businesses. Highlights of the order include required use of face coverings when: Working in or walking…Read full answer about When are face coverings required on campus?
You should carefully access your plans and discuss with your faculty advisor or PI to determine the best course of action. For example, you might consider postponing or restructuring your research plans to avoid travel and/or to reduce the number…Read full answer about I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?
Disinfection frequency depends on the amount of activity in the lab and shared office areas. At the very least, disinfection should occur daily before closing for the day. Janitorial services are providing stepped-up cleaning of cafeterias, breakrooms, bathrooms and other…Read full answer about How frequently should disinfection occur in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?
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…Read full answer about How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?
The virus is effectively killed by using 10% freshly prepared bleach, 70% ethanol, or disinfecting wipes. Virkon-S is a safe disinfectant for use around animal areas.Read full answer about Which disinfectants kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?
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…Read full answer about What is the recommended practice for disinfecting surfaces?