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What research is considered critical during the “shelter in place”?

At this time, no researcher should be physically present in campus laboratories or research spaces except to conduct approved Essential Research Functions, defined as:maintenance required to preserve laboratory viability; ​certain clinical research per SOM Guidance for Clinical Trials and Clinical…

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How will animal care proceed during “shelter in place”?

The Department of Comparative Medicine, which oversees the Veterinary Service Center, has continuity plans in place to continue to provide routine care (food, water, sanitation, health checks) and routine veterinary care. The VSC is currently well stocked on essential items…

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Are employees who are required to work from home during shelter-in-place eligible for personal cell phone or home internet service stipends?

Telecommuting employees are not typically eligible for these stipends. However, in light of COVID-19 and the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order and its recent extension, all employees who are required to perform work from home during the Order (“Shelter-in-Place Teleworkers”) are…

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What resources are available for those trying to balance work responsibilities with caregiving responsibilities, such as providing childcare while schools are closed or offering remote learning?

Schools, child care center operations, and families who are in need of care continue to be significantly impacted by the pandemic. To help families navigate this challenging time, the WorkLife Office offers Family Resources, including additional child care…

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Should my external business partners still conduct meetings on campus?

Due to the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order that took effect on March 17, only essential services should be conducted on campus. External business partners should use phone or Zoom video conferencing to conduct business.

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If I test positive for COVID-19, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, what steps do I need to take before coming back to work?

Stanford University Occupational Health Center must provide clearance for an employee’s return to work when cleared by their physician. If you are sick, please stay home and use COVID Flex Hours and/or sick leave. If you are required…

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