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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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Who can I contact if I have outstanding questions if someone in my workspace TESTED POSITIVE or FELT ILL?

Faculty, Staff and Postdocs can contact the SU Occupational Health Center by phone at (650) 725-5308 or by email at stanfordohc@stanford.edu.Students can contact Vaden Health Services.SHC or patient-facing employees can contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health…

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When an individual reports their SYMPTOMS via Health Check, what is the process that follows?

Stanford faculty, staff and student employees must follow the department’s standard process for reporting an absence from work. In addition, they should talk to their PI/Supervisor/local HR to determine whether they are allowed to work remotely if they are feeling…

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Someone in my workplace has started to FEEL ILL while at work. What will they need to do?

The individual should resubmit their Health Check as soon as possible to report their symptoms. Health Check will indicate if they are or are not approved to be onsite. A clinician from the Medical Support Team (Stanford University…

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How does Stanford learn of faculty, staff, students or postdocs who are ILL or experiencing COVID-19-LIKE SYMPTOMS?

Stanford faculty, staff, postdocs and student employees who are working on campus are required to complete a Health Check submission every day they are expected to be working onsite. In addition, employees who begin feeling ill after being onsite…

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If someone TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19 at work, who will be informed?

If an employee (faculty, staff, student employee, or postdoc) reported through HealthCheck that they tested positive for COVID-19, and was onsite during their infectious period, the following individuals are informed: High-risk close contacts A high-risk close contact is a person…

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How will cleaning be conducted in a workspace when a COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE is reported?

If EH&S determines cleaning services are needed, impacted building spaces are cleaned and disinfected according to the University’s COVID-19 cleaning protocols, which are consistent with CDC guidance and recommendations. EH&S coordinates with the PI/Supervisor and building managers to identify…

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Will the affected work area(s) be closed if someone TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19?

Yes — if the individual was onsite during the time period when they could have been infectious, the affected area(s) will be closed. The following describes this general process: EH&S will contact the PI/Supervisor or the department’s designated contact by…

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How long will someone who has TESTED POSITIVE be restricted from coming on-site?

The County of Santa Clara recommends that positive individuals should remain in isolation in accordance with the 10/1 paradigm, or until 10 days after symptom onset, fever has resolved for more than 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), and other…

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