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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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Are face coverings required outside?

While working, employees are required to wear face coverings when they are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, even when working outdoors. For all others, face covering use is strongly encouraged outdoors whenever personal interactions within 6 feet are likely…

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When are face coverings required on campus?

Effective noon on May 13, 2020, Stanford facilities located in the City of Palo Alto are subject to new face coverings requirements for essential businesses. Highlights of the order include required use of face coverings when: Working in or walking…

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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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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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