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What should I do if I get something on my face covering?

Like other personal clothing items, face coverings should be laundered regularly. If a face covering is soiled with hazardous chemicals, biological materials, or radioactive isotopes, immediately: Remove the face covering;Rinse face and other possibly contaminated body parts in the safety…

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What are the special considerations for face covering use in labs?

Face Shield: Wear a face shield (meeting ANSI Z87.1) in addition to a face covering when working with pyrophorics, flammable solvents (>500 mL), incompatible chemicals such as strong oxidizers like nitric acid, or using an open flame. Conduct this…

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Are there instances when disposable face coverings should be worn instead of cloth face coverings?

Cloth face coverings may not be appropriate in some special work environments. Disposable face coverings should be worn in specific scenarios including but not limited to: clinical research with patients;some BSL2+ work that requires disposable lab coats (refer to APB…

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Will my face covering protect me from hazardous chemicals or biological materials?

No, a cloth face covering is intended to provide community protection and is not intended to provide the wearer respiratory protection from exposure to chemicals, biologicals, or other airborne hazards. Continue to perform work activities using appropriate safety controls such…

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How do I prevent my prescription or safety glasses from fogging while wearing a face covering?

The warm, moist air in exhaled breath can cause water droplets to condense on glasses lenses, even if the face covering or mask is tight-fitting. Washing lenses with soap and water and drying with a soft cloth can prevent…

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Are face coverings required outside on the main campus in Santa Clara County?

When working outdoors, employees are required to wear face coverings when they are unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing. For all others, face covering use is strongly encouraged outdoors whenever personal interactions within 6 feet are likely to occur. NOTE: Face coverings are not

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When are face coverings required on main campus in Santa Clara County?

Based on local shelter-in-place orders, face coverings must be worn in all Stanford buildings except residences, where different rules apply: Undergraduate Residential Communities: https://deanofstudents.stanford.edu/sheltering-place-guidance-students-living-undergraduate-communitiesGraduate Housing: https://deanofstudents.stanford.edu/sheltering-place-guidance-students-living-graduate-housing Instances of where it is not appropriate to wear a…

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Is Stanford providing face coverings?

We encourage you to provide your own face covering wherever possible, and many members of our community have already purchased or made them for their use outside of Stanford. As mentioned above, many options are available. The university is working…

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Who is not required to wear a face covering?

Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;Any worker to the extent wearing a face covering creates a safety hazard at work under established health and safety guidelines; orAnyone who has been advised by…

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