Assess which supplies or services are truly critical.Contact vendors now regarding the potential for disruption. Identify alternative sources.For supplies or services that would be needed even during research curtailment, work with your group and with your department or building manager…Read full answer about How can we prepare for a shortage of crucial supplies or disruption in vendor services?
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Prevention measures are similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu, which are currently circulating in high numbers in California. Get a flu shot. We strongly recommend that everyone obtain seasonal flu vaccination. While it will not prevent COVID-19,…Read full answer about How can I help prevent illness?
Important Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford recommends delaying travel, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals are required to comply with campus access restrictions and testing requirements, utilizing PCR or Color/LAMP-based COVID tests,…Read full answer about What is the policy for families that travel? (Updated 12/16/20)
If a COVID-19 infection is discovered, the University will send special cleaning crews. To assist those crews, please tidy up laboratory spaces and inventory now, and, as always, label dangerous reagents and sensitive instrumentation that services staff should avoid. If…Read full answer about Who will clean the lab if a COVID-19 infection is discovered?
The University has enhanced cleaning, focusing on communal spaces with high traffic and high use.Read full answer about What sort of cleaning procedures are in place in common areas?
NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htmNSF Responses to Natural Disasters: https://www.nsf.gov/naturaldisasters/ Please check the sponsor websites and the ORA and RMG websites for current information regarding sponsor guidance, including guidance related to COVID-19 specifically.Read full answer about Do research sponsors have specific policies on disasters, emergencies, or COVID-19?
Yes, you can submit a workers’ compensation claim and the decision will be made through the normal workers’ compensation process.Read full answer about If I were to contract COVID-19 at Stanford, can I file a workers’ compensation claim?
Remote work could focus on data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing, literature reviews, or planning future experiments. Group meetings should take social distancing requirements into consideration, and ideally be conducted remotely.Read full answer about What kind of remote research work is appropriate to do?
The goal of social distancing is to reduce virus transmission by decreasing the frequency and duration of social contact amongst healthy individuals. CDC describes it as “common-sense approaches to limiting face-to-face contact…” but it is not intended to completely eliminate…Read full answer about What is social distancing and how does it apply to labs?
Stanford has established guidance whereby human subjects and external research study personnel comply with the CDC guidance for self-isolation and self-quarantine. This means that certain prospective visitors are not permitted to visit Stanford facilities to participate in research activities, including…Read full answer about Can human subjects and external research study personnel still come to campus?