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Which vaccines are considered to be acceptable as a fully vaccinated status?

People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen). Per the CDC,…

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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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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 when working on-site? (Updated 04/21/22)

Though masking requirements have eased across the county and state, to minimize the spread of COVID, face coverings still continue to be strongly recommended on-site, both indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masking will continue to…

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Will high efficiency filtration be installed in buildings?

Campus ventilation systems are designed to deliver outdoor air exchange consistent with building code requirements and consensus industry standards. Over the past several years, the university has also been upgrading its air filtration systems to further optimize its general indoor…

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Is vaccination required for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars?

Yes, Stanford policy requires that all faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including those working remotely in the United States. Individuals must upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card into Health Check indicating a…

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What grants and financial resources are available to support my family and childcare needs?

The WorkLife Office and campus partners offer several grant programs and resources that are available to support you now and beyond the pandemic: Child Care Assistance Grant Program (link is external): New as of March 1, the Child Care…

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