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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. If you plan to travel internationally, be alert to possible changes in countries’ travel restrictions (including testing on arrival and quarantine), as well as the new requirement to obtain a…

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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…

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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…

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What are the mask requirements when working on-site? (Updated 04/21/22)

Though masking requirements have eased across the county and state, to minimize the spread of COVID, face coverings still continue to be strongly recommended on-site, both indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masking will continue to…

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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. Individuals must upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card into Health Check indicating a…

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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.

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