Skip to main content

Archives: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Selected filter:

Policies Clear all

I’m in a wedding outside California (but within the U.S.) in October. What are the rules for my return?

Under current policy, there are no testing requirements following domestic travel. However, according to CDC recommendations, unvaccinated travelers are encouraged to test “3-5 days following their return and stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven days” following domestic…

Read full answer about I’m in a wedding outside California (but within the U.S.) in October. What are the rules for my return?

I’d like to travel internationally for a vacation. What are the rules for my return to campus?

Stanford recommends deferring international travel, even if you are vaccinated. Effective November 27, 2021, travelers are required to adhere to the following: Fully vaccinated, returning from domestic travel: No period of restricted activity.Not fully vaccinated, returning from domestic or international

Read full answer about I’d like to travel internationally for a vacation. What are the rules for my return to campus?

What international travel restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, should I be aware of?

Please consider the following as you plan your international travel: Airline and international entry testing and quarantine requirements are continually changing at the local, national and international level, and require prior planning. Under current restrictions, for instance, U.S. citizens and non-citizens…

Read full answer about What international travel restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, should I be aware of?

Do the university surveillance testing requirements apply during travel?

Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are exempt from the university surveillance testing during travel, if such testing is impractical or impossible.  Undergraduate students must follow the program testing requirements during travel. Travelers must adhere to campus access restrictions and…

Read full answer about Do the university surveillance testing requirements apply during travel?

What are the mask requirements when working on-site?

In compliance with County guidance, face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: when indoors, when using public transportation, carts and other university vehicles occupied by more than one person, and when in healthcare facilities.Face coverings…

Read full answer about What are the mask requirements when working on-site?

Is vaccination required for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars?

Yes, Stanford policy requires that all faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including those working remotely in the United States. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to Health Check by Dec. 8, 2021. You…

Read full answer about Is vaccination required for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars?

Do research sponsors have specific policies on disasters, emergencies, or COVID-19?

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?