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How is the University cleaning and disinfecting buildings across campus?

Occupied Buildings: In addition to the routine custodial cleaning cadence, the university has implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency to clean and disinfect common areas and commonly touched surfaces in occupied buildings. Touchpoints such as entrance handles, handrails, elevator buttons, tables, restroom…

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What is Stanford’s policy on visitors to campus?

Effective immediately, students’ spouses/partners and students’ minor dependents are allowed as essential visitors under county and state orders. The campus compact’s provisions regarding guests and visitors are being amended to reflect this clarification. Note that childcare providers are already included…

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Are employees required to report if they are awaiting or have received test results for COVID-19?

Yes, faculty and staff who are awaiting or have received a test result for COVID-19 are required to report this information to their school or unit HR Director or HR Manager. This is both to connect you to resources that…

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What measures are being taken to protect our children and teachers?

Campus child care centers are following very stringent, important guidelines. They also continue to deploy hygiene best practices and preventive measures. Additionally, we are closely monitoring practices shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), County Public Health…

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I used up my allotted 10 days of my back-up care benefit, what additional resources does the WorkLife Office offer?

If you already used up your 10 days of Back-Up Care (BUCA), you may still access Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports, but pay for the services out of pocket. Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports gives you free membership access to …

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Where can we get disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.?

Cold and flu viruses, as well as COVID-19, are susceptible to disinfectants that contain alcohol (recommended at least 60% for hand sanitizer) or bleach, which are commonly found in many cleaning products.At this time, departments and labs should evaluate their…

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What if I am unable to submit my grant on time due to COVID-19?

Most federal agencies, including NIH and NSF, do not grant prior approval for late submissions; however, there are existing policies that address extenuating circumstances and the NIH published a memo on March 9, 2020 relating to late applications, as well…

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If I am a graduate student in university housing, what happens if I choose to leave my campus housing and stay elsewhere while classes are only meeting online? Can I break my Stanford housing contract without penalty?

Graduate housing FAQs can be found on the R&DE website.

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COVID-19 issues are negatively affecting the progress on my grant. What should I do?

See the NIH memos published on March 9, 2020, regarding late applications and an FAQ. The NIHFederal Office of Management and Budget also released a memo indicating that grant “flexibilities are applicable to NIH applicants and recipients where the entity is conducting…

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