As of September 1, we begin the process of return to an on-campus school year. Our buildings will open to faculty, staff and students without an ID card during office hours. Please stay abreast of the latest updates below, which are changing frequently. Added precautions due to COVID variants include weekly testing regardless of vaccination status starting September 20. Twice weekly if unvaccinated. If your role does not require you to come to campus and your manager approves, you may continue to work from home until Oct. 1.
- All students living on campus must be vaccinated or apply for an exception. As of September 20, all students must participate in weekly surveillance testing regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated students must test twice weekly. Details.
- As of September 20, all faculty, staff and postdocs must conduct weekly surveillance testing regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated faculty, staff and postdocs must test twice weekly. Details on where to find kits and more.
- Masks should 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.
Daytime building access openD
All faculty, students, and staff may now enter unlocked Stanford Earth buildings 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.
For after-hours ID card access: 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 cardC
Complete Healthcheck each day you plan to work at Stanford before coming to campus. Once you have uploaded your vaccination card, you no longer need to fill out Healthcheck daily and your online Healthcheck badge will be green. You may be asked to show your badge upon entering some buildings such as AEORC.
- August 27 | Update on Delta surveillance testing and more - Provost, Russell Furr, Dean of Medicine
- July 28 | Update for unvaccinated faculty, staff, postdocs - Russell Furr, AVP Environmental Health & Safety
- June 29 | Soft Opening - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- April 16 | Workspace access updates - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- January 20, 2021 | Testing and Health Check reminder - Vice Provost Student Affairs
- December 9 | Winter closure reminders: testing protocols and compliance- Dean Steve Graham
- November 7 | Limited Office Access - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- October 20 | Increasing lab density - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- August 25 | WIldfires, compact, grad student updates - Assistant Dean, Student Services Alyssa Ferree
- August 14 | Fall quarter curriculum planning memo for faculty and academic staff - Associate Dean Robyn Dunbar.
- August 13 | Fall quarter decision - Dean Steve Graham & President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
- July 29 | University workforce reductions - Dean Steve Graham & President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
- July 22 | University-sponsored travel restricted until at least September 1 - Health Alerts
- July 2 | Key academic dates for AY 20-21 announced - Faculty Senate Steering Committee
- June 23 | Protocols for Stage 2 Restart - Dean Steve Graham
Note: To help limit the spread of COVID-19, visitors to the Stanford Educational Farm will be restricted to only those with a Stanford ID until further notice.
Be aware that older announcements may be superseded by later announcements.
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:
- What if you are sick or exposed?
- For undergraduates
- For all students and postdocs
- For faculty and researchers
- For staff
Sign up at Stanford Health Alerts for automated email when new items are posted.
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.
- Latest | Online Teaching Workshops available now.
- March 30 | Crowdsourced teaching resources for geosciences | VPTL/suggested by Robyn Dunbar, Associate Dean Educational Affairs
- March 12 - Jumpstart your online classroom | This useful post from the Tomorrow's Professor newsletter edited by Rick Reis, a VPGE consultant, is worth reading. | Suggested by Robyn Dunbar, Associate Dean Educational Affairs
- March 12 - Zoom tips for virtual lectures | These quick, useful insights come from assistant professor Jenny Suckale in Geophysics.
- April 23 | Zoom Meeting Recommendations - CIO John Freshwaters. Watch the step-by-step VIDEO made by our own Clare Swan
- April 23 | How to keep Crashplan from disrupting your home network - CIO John Freshwaters/UIT.
- March 27 | Tips to improve network bandwidth, CIO John Freshwaters
- March 24 | Zoom Warning - CIO John Freshwaters
- March 18 | How to conduct effective Zoom meetings - UIT videos
- 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