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If my child is unable to attend school/daycare due to their potential exposure to another child with COVID-19, my child is well, and I am unable to work while they are quarantining at home, am I eligible for quarantine pay?

No, quarantine pay cannot be used in these circumstances.  However, you may use vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave of absence.

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If I am directed to report to work on-site, but I am not comfortable doing so, what are my options?

We recognize returning to the workplace may be a concern for some employees. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In following guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health, the university is implementing new protocols and…

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What are my options if I am unable to fully work due to child care responsibilities at home or other factors?

To support employees during this period of uncertainty, the university has created new interim policies, effective September 1. Employees should consult with their supervisor to discuss options such as flexible work arrangements, personal leave, Paid Family Leave if eligible,…

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If the county or a healthcare provider requires me to quarantine following personal travel, and I am unable to work from home, what options do I have?

If you are restricted from returning to Stanford by the county or a healthcare provider due to personal travel and are unable to work from home, you may use COVID Flex Hours, vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave…

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What should I do if I get something on my face covering?

Like other personal clothing items, face coverings should be laundered regularly. If a face covering is soiled with hazardous chemicals, biological materials, or radioactive isotopes, immediately: Remove the face covering;Rinse face and other possibly contaminated body parts in the safety…

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What are the special considerations for face covering use in labs?

Face Shield: Wear a face shield (meeting ANSI Z87.1) in addition to a face covering when working with pyrophorics, flammable solvents (>500 mL), incompatible chemicals such as strong oxidizers like nitric acid, or using an open flame. Conduct this…

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Are there instances when disposable face coverings should be worn instead of cloth face coverings?

Cloth face coverings may not be appropriate in some special work environments. Disposable face coverings should be worn in specific scenarios including but not limited to: clinical research with patients;some BSL2+ work that requires disposable lab coats (refer to APB…

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Will my face covering protect me from hazardous chemicals or biological materials?

No, a cloth face covering is intended to provide community protection and is not intended to provide the wearer respiratory protection from exposure to chemicals, biologicals, or other airborne hazards. Continue to perform work activities using appropriate safety controls such…

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