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What is the COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Program and who is eligible to apply?

The COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Program provides financial assistance to employees of Stanford University affected by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The program covers up to $1,000 of eligible necessary unreimbursed expenses incurred as a result of the federally declared emergency, and…

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What research is considered critical during the “shelter in place”?

At this time, no researcher should be physically present in campus laboratories or research spaces except to conduct approved Essential Research Functions, defined as:maintenance required to preserve laboratory viability; ​certain clinical research per SOM Guidance for Clinical Trials and Clinical…

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Where can I get tested if I work at the hospital or clinic?

If you are symptomatic, Stanford physicians, clinicians, medical students, and postdocs who work in patient care areas and perform clinical research in a medical setting may contact Stanford Hospital Occupational Health Services. Individuals who meet the testing criteria (e.g. symptoms: fever, shortness…

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If I’m on a TAship or RAship, will my funding be dropped? What if the class I was supposed to TA is canceled?

Many of our graduate students at Stanford are supported by research assistantships, fellowships and teaching assistantships. The provost has reassured all students that if they were offered TA, CA, or RA support for spring quarter, that support will be forthcoming.

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I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?

You should carefully access your plans and discuss with your faculty advisor or PI to determine the best course of action. For example, you might consider postponing or restructuring your research plans to avoid travel and/or to reduce the number…

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I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?

You should reduce your contact with others, including avoiding coming to campus, if you are sick or if you have had close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms. Graduate students should consult…

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