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Where can I get tested if I work at the hospital or clinic?

If you are symptomatic, Stanford physicians, clinicians, medical students, and postdocs who work in patient care areas and perform clinical research in a medical setting may contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health Services. Individuals who meet the testing criteria (e.g. symptoms: fever, shortness…

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I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?

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…

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I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?

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…

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Is there any guidance about group activity? About qualifying exam committee meetings?

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…

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How frequently should disinfection occur in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?

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…

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How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

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…

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