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How do I prevent my prescription or safety glasses from fogging while wearing a face covering?

The warm, moist air in exhaled breath can cause water droplets to condense on glasses lenses, even if the face covering or mask is tight-fitting. Washing lenses with soap and water and drying with a soft cloth can prevent…

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How can employees who do not have access to computers take the required COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training?

For managers with employees who don’t have access to computers, please contact Heather Perry (hperry@stanford.edu) in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). A PowerPoint slide version of the COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training course can be made available in…

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What research is considered critical during the “shelter in place”?

At this time, no researcher should be physically present in campus laboratories or research spaces except to conduct approved Essential Research Functions, defined as:maintenance required to preserve laboratory viability; ​certain clinical research per SOM Guidance for Clinical Trials and Clinical…

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How will animal care proceed during “shelter in place”?

The Department of Comparative Medicine, which oversees the Veterinary Service Center, has continuity plans in place to continue to provide routine care (food, water, sanitation, health checks) and routine veterinary care. The VSC is currently well stocked on essential items…

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What must research labs do to ensure the continued care of research animals?

Per the VSC, research labs must:Create a plan to manage research animal experiments and ongoing care in case of lab staffing or shortage supplies;Create an emergency contact list and provide to their Building Manager/DFA/Local Area Contact.Per the VSC, research labs should:Prioritize essential,…

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If research activities are curtailed, would we have enough notice?

We are actively monitoring the situation on campus and in the community. Considerations include availability of campus-wide resources, levels of staffing, and other conditions on and around campus.If the situation worsens, the Stanford Administration may, in consultation with public health…

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