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How can I disinfect my workplace?

Clean commonly touched surfaces several times per day this includes lab benches, lab equipment, desks, phones, remote controls, printers, fax machines, computer mouses and keyboards. The University recommends that departments or units purchase EPA-registered disinfectants such as single-use disinfectant wipes and multi-surface…

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Is the University planning to install dispenser stations containing hand sanitizer?

Dispenser stations containing alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be installed at building entrances, as supplies allow. Although hand sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the virus, practicing the CDC’s proper hand-washing technique is considered to be more effective.

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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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I’m a contingent (temporary/casual) employee. Does the pay continuation policy apply to me?

Contingent employees are eligible for quarantine pay. Casual employees who do not work a regular schedule may receive quarantine pay for work hours scheduled prior to the quarantine period that the casual employee is prevented from working due 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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