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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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What are Stanford’s expectations for students who are sheltering in place in university housing?

In a March 16 campus message, the provost shared Bay Area shelter-in-place orders for all residents, directing them to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible. The shelter-in-place orders have now been expanded to the…

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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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Are daycare facilities allowed to operate during the shelter-in-place order?

Based on the county’s latest shelter-in-place guidance, effective July 13, child care, summer camps, summer school, and all other educational or recreational programs for all children may operate and must abide with keeping children in stable groups over time…

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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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