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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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I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?

You should reduce your contact with others, including avoiding coming to campus, if you are sick or if you have had close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms. Graduate students should consult…

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What should I propose to my PI as “work from home” projects?

Tasks such as analyzing data, planning or writing papers or thesis chapters, reviewing literature, doing calculations and modeling, updating lab training documents and standard operating procedures, and planning future experiments are all reasonable remote research projects. We strongly encourage you…

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Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?

While stipends for ergonomic desks and chairs are not available, you are encouraged to watch a pre-recorded session of the Ergonomics at Home webinar hosted by Environmental Health & Safety, which offers tips and do-it-yourself (DIY) hacks for setting up a…

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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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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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What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms?

Faculty, staff, and postdocs, who have been onsite within the past two weeks or are expected onsite and are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or have close-contact to someone who tested positive for COVID, must notify Stanford via …

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