All Vaden operations remain open. Counseling and Psychological Services, the Confidential Support Team, and Weiland Health Initiative are in the process of adding an option for Zoom services, at least for students located in California. Details are being worked out at this…Read full answer about Will Vaden remain open?
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You should carefully access your plans and discuss with your faculty advisor or PI to determine the best course of action. For example, you might consider postponing or restructuring your research plans to avoid travel and/or to reduce the number…Read full answer about I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?
You should reduce your contact with others, including avoiding coming to campus, if you are sick or if you have had close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms. Graduate students should consult…Read full answer about I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?
It is everyone’s responsibility to take prudent steps that help inhibit the spread of the virus. One such step following the CDC guideline is social distancing, cancelling or postponing extracurricular group activities and large events. To ensure continuity of education…Read full answer about Is there any guidance about group activity? About qualifying exam committee meetings?
Disinfection frequency depends on the amount of activity in the lab and shared office areas. At the very least, disinfection should occur daily before closing for the day. Janitorial services are providing stepped-up cleaning of cafeterias, breakrooms, bathrooms and other…Read full answer about How frequently should disinfection occur in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?
Consult the product label for the contact time or dwell time. Cleaning wipes do not kill the virus, so be sure to use disinfecting wipes and follow the instructions carefully. Disinfecting wipes must remain wet to be effective. Be sure…Read full answer about How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?
The virus is effectively killed by using 10% freshly prepared bleach, 70% ethanol, or disinfecting wipes. Virkon-S is a safe disinfectant for use around animal areas.Read full answer about Which disinfectants kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?
Wear disposable gloves and eye protection when disinfecting surfaces, and ensure the area has good ventilation. If the area does not have good ventilation, disinfect and leave the area until the surfaces have dried. Discard gloves after each cleaning and…Read full answer about What is the recommended practice for disinfecting surfaces?
Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This…Read full answer about What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Yes. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is offering telehealth services and/or clinicians may be able to help you access care in your location. In response to COVID-19, Vaden is now offering a comprehensive listing of well-being resources.Read full answer about Are mental health services available to students?