Guidelines and requirements regarding vaccinations, testing and other health and safety precautions for Stanford affiliates can be found on this page. …Read full answer about What guidelines and requirements apply to Stanford affiliates, including individuals involved with patient care, service vendors, temporary employees, Visiting Scholars, Researchers and other Temporary Community Members (such as Cardinal Temps)?
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Surveillance testing is provided for free to students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars, and is an added safeguard to minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Effective March 1, 2022, regular surveillance testing will no longer be required for vaccinated…Read full answer about What is the surveillance testing program?
We recognize returning to the workplace may be a concern for some employees. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In following guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health, the university is implementing new protocols and…Read full answer about If I am directed to report to work on-site, but I am not comfortable doing so, what are my options?
To support employees during this period of uncertainty, the university has created new interim policies, effective September 1. Employees should consult with their supervisor to discuss options such as flexible work arrangements, personal leave, Paid Family Leave if eligible,…Read full answer about What are my options if I am unable to fully work due to child care responsibilities at home or other factors?
An FTE reduction occurs when an employee’s standard work hours, or Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), is adjusted from full-time to part-time. An employee’s work hours may be reduced for a temporary duration or permanently.Read full answer about What is an FTE reduction?
If you are restricted from returning to Stanford by the county or a healthcare provider due to personal travel and are unable to work from home, you may use COVID Flex Hours, vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave…Read full answer about If the county or a healthcare provider requires me to quarantine following personal travel, and I am unable to work from home, what options do I have?
Like other personal clothing items, face coverings should be laundered regularly. If a face covering is soiled with hazardous chemicals, biological materials, or radioactive isotopes, immediately: Remove the face covering;Rinse face and other possibly contaminated body parts in the safety…Read full answer about What should I do if I get something on my face covering?
Face Shield: Wear a face shield (meeting ANSI Z87.1) in addition to a face covering when working with pyrophorics, flammable solvents (>500 mL), incompatible chemicals such as strong oxidizers like nitric acid, or using an open flame. Conduct this…Read full answer about What are the special considerations for face covering use in labs?
Cloth face coverings may not be appropriate in some special work environments. Disposable face coverings should be worn in specific scenarios including but not limited to: clinical research with patients;some BSL2+ work that requires disposable lab coats (refer to APB…Read full answer about Are there instances when disposable face coverings should be worn instead of cloth face coverings?
No, a cloth face covering is intended to provide community protection and is not intended to provide the wearer respiratory protection from exposure to chemicals, biologicals, or other airborne hazards. Continue to perform work activities using appropriate safety controls such…Read full answer about Will my face covering protect me from hazardous chemicals or biological materials?