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Corona virus

COVID-19 and Winter Quarter

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We are in Phase 3 of restart

While COVID positivity rates are decreasing and California state mask mandates are coming off Feb. 16, masking indoors remains a requirement at Stanford in accordance with Santa Clara County regulations. 

COVID-19 campus protocols

Updated Feb 14, 2022
  • All students living on campus must be vaccinated or apply for an exception. All students must participate in weekly surveillance testing regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated students must test twice weekly.  
  • All faculty, staff and postdocs must conduct weekly surveillance testing regardless of vaccination status. Effective January 4, 2022, all employees must be vaccinated or have an approved University accommodation.  
  • Masks must be worn in shared offices, indoor spaces, or in carts or vehicles. 
  • Per Santa Clara County and Cal/OSHA, employers must record employee vaccination status. Staff, faculty, and postdocs must record their status, including vaccination date and type, and upload an image of their vaccination card in HealthCheck.  Once you upload the card, you no longer need to fill out the daily HealthCheck.

Travel policy

Read about travel policy changes coming in March, 2022.

Updated Feb. 14, 2022

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After hours access in Winter Quarter

As of Jan. 3, after-hours ID card access may be requested through this process: Step 1: Complete EH&S 4200 General Safety Training & COVID Hygiene Best Practices.  Step 2: Request access via this web form, through which DFOs confirm training completion and facilities grants card access.

Complete Healthcheck and upload your vax card

Complete Healthcheck and upload your vaccination card. Once your card is loaded, you no longer need to fill out Healthcheck and your online Healthcheck badge will be green. You may be asked to show your badge upon entering some buildings such as AEORC.

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What you need to know - by group

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For the most up to date information from university leadership, check the Stanford Health Alerts page.

Here are just a few of the FAQs available at Health Alerts:

Technology resources

Email updates

Technology platforms

This is a recap of IT resources. Most can also be found on the Stanford Health Alerts site under Teach Anywhere, Work Anywhere, and Learn Remotely links.
  • Zoom (for video-conferencing and multi-party meetings with remote participants. WebEx is a backup alternative)
  • Slack (group and person-to-person chat and person-to-person conferencing)
  • Jabber (Chat, person-to-person conferencing and "work anywhere" voice calling)
  • Microsoft O365 (email/calendar)
  • Google Drive (File Sharing and collaboration tools)
  • Canvas and other teach-anywhere resources (learning management and academic collaboration)
  • Stanford Network - wired and wireless

IT support contacts

General Desktop and Laptop Computer Support (CRC)Desktop Support
Research Computing Support
General Information Technology directionJohn Freshwaters
Academic Systems (e.g. Canvas)


Teaching resources

The most comprehensive source for teaching guidance is Stanford's Teach Anywhere site. Please consult it regularly for new updates. Resources below are added suggestions from our Stanford Earth Educational Affairs team. 

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