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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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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)?

Guidelines and requirements regarding vaccinations, testing and other health and safety precautions for Stanford affiliates can be found on this page. …

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What is the surveillance testing program?

Surveillance testing is provided for free to students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars, through Color Genomics, as an added safeguard to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  Student testing program (link is external):  The plan provides COVID-19 surveillance testing…

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When do I need to wear a face covering or practice social distancing when working at or visiting a Stanford location?

Effective August 2 at midnight, all Stanford employees, students and visitors – regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status – will be required to wear face coverings while indoors on campus. This decision is based on guidance from the Santa…

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If I am directed to report to work on-site, but I am not comfortable doing so, what are my options?

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…

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What are my options if I am unable to fully work due to child care responsibilities at home or other factors?

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, COVID Flex Hours, personal leave, Paid…

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If the university, 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?

If you are restricted from returning to Stanford due to personal travel and are unable to work from home, you may use COVID Flex Hours and/or vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave of absence. For information about the…

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I am thinking of resuming my commute to Stanford’s main campus or Stanford Redwood City in summer or fall 2021. What do I need to know about parking permits, parking enforcement and transit passes?

Stanford Transportation is listening to employee questions and concerns regarding sustainable commute programs and other resources. They are identifying solutions based on the number of people working on-site each day and the transportation needs of the Stanford community, among other…

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What should I do if I get something on my face covering?

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…

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