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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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Why is the university returning non-student facing employees to on-site work in September given the Delta variant?

We are grateful for how our community has responded during the last 18 months of the pandemic. It’s clear with the Delta variant, the pandemic is not past us. Public health conditions are changeable and we will need to continue…

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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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If there is an emergency evacuation, are there COVID considerations or protocols to keep in mind?

During an evacuation, you should be mindful of Covid precautions but not allow that to prevent you from taking life saving actions. If the fire alarm is ringing, a person should grab their personal belongings which in this case would…

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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?

In compliance with County guidance, face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: when indoors, when using public transportation, carts and other university vehicles occupied by more than one person, and when in healthcare facilities.Face coverings…

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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. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to Health Check by Dec. 8, 2021. You…

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