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Do the university surveillance testing requirements apply during travel?

Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are exempt from the university surveillance testing during travel, if such testing is impractical or impossible.  Undergraduate students must follow the program testing requirements during travel. Travelers must adhere to campus access restrictions and…

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If there is an emergency evacuation, are there COVID considerations or protocols to keep in mind?

During an evacuation, you should be mindful of Covid precautions but not allow that to prevent you from taking life saving actions. If the fire alarm is ringing, a person should grab their personal belongings which in this case would…

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Seems things are changing due to the variant, things may open and then close again. How do we manage this uncertainty?

We are grateful for how our community has responded during the last 18 months of the pandemic. It’s clear with the Delta variant, the pandemic is not past us. Public health conditions are changeable and we will need to continue…

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What options are available for those who are chemically sensitive to the fragrances in sanitizers and wipes?

As far as the fragrance issue goes, there are non-fragranced options available in the market. However keep in mind that they will not be completely free of scent. The chemicals that provide the disinfectant activity have their own odor which…

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Are there any cleaning requirements for shared spaces?

Cleaning crews in academic, research and administrative buildings will focus their efforts on common spaces such as break rooms, restrooms, cafes, and high-touch areas like doorknobs and elevator buttons. For more tips about safety habits for cleanliness, visit Cardinal…

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What are the mask requirements when working on-site?

In compliance with County guidance, face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: when indoors, when using public transportation, carts and other university vehicles occupied by more than one person, and when in healthcare facilities.Face coverings…

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Will high efficiency filtration be installed in buildings?

Campus ventilation systems are designed to deliver outdoor air exchange consistent with building code requirements and consensus industry standards. Over the past several years, the university has also been upgrading its air filtration systems to further optimize its general indoor…

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Is vaccination required for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars?

Yes, Stanford policy requires that all faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including those working remotely in the United States. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to Health Check by Dec. 8, 2021. You…

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