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Will the affected work area(s) be closed if someone TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19?

Yes — if the individual was onsite during the time period when they could have been infectious, the affected area(s) will be closed. The following describes this general process: EH&S will contact the PI/Supervisor or the department’s designated contact by…

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How long will someone who has TESTED POSITIVE be restricted from coming on-site?

The County of Santa Clara recommends that positive individuals should remain in isolation in accordance with the 10/1 paradigm, or until 10 days after symptom onset, fever has resolved for more than 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), and other…

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Will the identity of the individual who TESTED POSITIVE be shared?

Due to privacy concerns, Stanford will NOT automatically disclose the name of an individual who tested positive to their PI/Supervisor. In some cases, a Medical Support Team clinician may need to disclose the name of the employee who tested positive…

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When do I need to wear a face covering or practice social distancing when working at or visiting a Stanford location?

Effective August 2 at midnight, all Stanford employees, students and visitors – regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status – will be required to wear face coverings while indoors on campus. This decision is based on guidance from the Santa…

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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 can only be used when you, the employee, are exposed to COVID-19. However, you may use COVID Flex Hours and/or vacation/PTO/floating holiday, or take an unpaid leave of absence.

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What are the testing requirements for incoming or returning graduate or professional school students?

The university has established COVID-19 testing requirements for graduate and professional school students. The requirements apply to 1) new graduate and professional students living on-campus or in off-campus subsidized housing and 2) to graduate and professional students returning to on-campus…

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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, COVID Flex Hours, personal leave, Paid…

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