With COVID-19 Stage 2 research personnel returned to work and fall quarter underway, our first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Find safety protocols below.
Read the Research Recovery handbook and complete appendix A. This is your guide to understanding lab protocols and the rules of entry.
Do the one-time, 10-minute Stanford Hygiene Best Practices training in Stars which covers hand-washing, face coverings use, and social distancing protocols.
Request lab or office access: Use this form to access to your office or lab. At this time, only faculty may request office access for limited periods. Due to county requirements for your safety, we must manage the number of people in each building at any one time. Once approved, you will be notified by email.
Take your temperature and complete the daily health check each day you plan to work in our buildings. The health check should be done before coming to campus.
- 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
- June 5 | Town Hall: Anti-Black racism and COVID-19 Restart - Dean Steve Graham
- May 21 | A next step for Sustainability - Dean Steve Graham
- May 18 | Guiding Principles and Budget Reductions - 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Be aware that older announcements may be superseded by later announcements.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 16 | University providing online workshops for remote teaching | 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
Technologies / Platforms
- 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
If you will hear of people who are ill or who are awaiting testing, be aware of two key issues: privacy and reporting.
The need to report and track is critical, yet so is the privacy of individuals who report their status to us.
If you learn of a confirmed case or someone awaiting a test result:
- Ask the individual to self report to Stanford following new guidelines on how to report if you are ill.
- Do NOT share the names of students, staff or faculty with confirmed cases or awaiting test results in group meetings or emails in order to protect their privacy.
- Do not suspend work or close what very few work areas may still be operating without first consulting your department manager.