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Please visit the COVID-19 Resources page for all SRWC-specific news and updates as it relates to COVID-19

Returning to On-site Work at SRWC

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Please note that being in a building where a COVID-positive person has been present does not mean you have been exposed. Individuals identified as high-risk close contacts are separately notified.

COVID-19 Potential Exposure Building List

SRWC campus building IDs:
- Academy Hall: 70-210
- Discovery Hall: 70-250
- University Hall: 70-230
- Cardinal Hall: 70-270
- Recreation and Wellness Center: 70-260

You can also reference daily and weekly updates about COVID surveillance testing, Health Check submissions, isolation, and prevalence in the Stanford community.

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Safety Protocols

All university employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices course must be taken before your first time back on-site.

Weekly asymptomatic testing of employees who are vaccinated for COVID-19 is no longer required.

Twice-weekly testing for employees who are not vaccinated is no longer required. COVID-19 test kits will continue to be available (up to two tests per week) for anyone who wishes to continue regular asymptomatic testing.

COVID-19 test kits can be picked up from the Recreation & Wellness Center (M-F, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and placed in the dropbox 24/7 in front of Cardinal Hall on Warrington Ave. Please bring your Stanford ID (physical or mobile) in order to pick up test kits. View all COVID-19 test pickup and drop-off bin locations.

Proof of vaccination status must be uploaded to Health Check.

No group or unit should create vaccination requirements separate from or more restrictive than university requirements. Individuals should not be asking peers or employees whether they have been vaccinated.

Density limitations and physical distancing are no longer required for spaces including administrative, academic and research facilities.

Read more about policies for Stanford travelers.


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Face Coverings

With certain exceptions, face coverings will no longer be required but will continue to be strongly recommended on-site, regardless of vaccination status.

Masking will still be required on public transportation (e.g. Marguerite buses) and childcare facilities (e.g. Pine Cone Children's Center through March 11, after which masks remain strongly recommended), regardless of vaccination status:

Departmental leads can request the following face coverings via service request:

  • N95 (without exhalation valve)
  • KN95 (available at lobby desks)
  • Disposable face covering (available at lobby desks)
  • Reusable face covering
  • Read more about the acceptable types of face coverings
  • The department must retain the signed form

Individuals requesting an N95 mask (without exhalation valve) must:


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Marguerite and shuttle services to and from Redwood City Caltrain Station and SRWC have expanded to align with Caltrain’s increased service and new schedule.

University-provided Caltrain Go Passes, VTA SmartPasses, and AC Transit EasyPasses remain valid.


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You can park in Barron Parking Garage or the surface lots on Broadway and Bay.

You can store and lock your bicycle in the bike room on Barron Ave. next to the Stanford Federal Credit Union or the bike room on Warrington, next to the Recreation and Wellness Center. You can also charge electric bicycles in these spaces.

Parking is enforced and permits are required. Check out Stanford Transportation's Return-to-Your-Commute Toolkit for more information.

You can park six times at the daily rate before it makes more sense to purchase a monthly permit.

All entrances to Barron Parking Garage are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Card-access only outside of business hours.


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Building Access

You’ll have to badge in with your Stanford ID to gain access to campus buildings.

You must badge in at the card reader inside elevator cabs with your Stanford ID and then you can select your floor destination.

Your Stanford ID should be visible at all times.

One badge per entry; no piggybacking.


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Reference UIT's Return to Campus Technology Checklist

Supplies for wiping down your workstation will be provided and is the responsibility of the individual.

As a reminder, we’ve been open to essential staff since the start of the pandemic and have implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency:

  • High-traffic areas (lobbies, elevators, stairs, etc.) — Continuous; at least twice a day

  • Common areas (Anchor points, water points, restrooms, garbage disposal, etc.) — Regular schedule; at least twice a day

  • Meeting rooms — As needed

  • Outdoor spaces (terraces, outdoor furniture, walkways, etc.) — Daily cleaning as needed

    • At night, high-traffic areas and common areas will be cleaned once per shift; floors will be mopped and carpets will be vacuumed as needed or once per week; meeting rooms will also be cleaned as needed or once per week.

Lobby ambassadors are on-site.

Cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer will be available in key locations throughout each floor.

Academy Hall is piloting Cardinal Clean solution, which will roll out across the campus in the coming months. Learn more.

SRWC buildings are constructed to state-of-the-art codes, including the HVAC system, which filters and purifies the outside air before ventilating indoor spaces. The system meets and exceeds indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency requirements.


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Rec Center

The Recreation & Wellness Center is open. Reservations are no longer needed.

The gym-only parking spots in the surface parking lot on Bay Road have been removed.


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Food, Water Points & Plazas

Cardinal Brew and Cardinal ToGo are open. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items will include fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, wraps, Illy specialty coffees and more.

The vending machine at Discovery Hall (first floor) has fresh sandwiches and salads.

Day use of the fridge, no overnight storage. Refrain from sharing food and snacks with your colleagues.

Help Stanford get to zero waste by bringing your own mug and utensils.

Fridges, microwaves and condiments are still accessible.

The water points, plazas and vending machines have been restocked.

Fridges will continue to be cleaned at the end of the month; personal items and containers won’t be tossed out—only rotten produce.


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Meeting Rooms

Wipe down all surfaces when you are done. Meeting rooms are cleaned nightly.

Reserve meeting rooms via Outlook. Visit the How to Book Conference Rooms page to learn how.

For immediate help with an equipment problem, call  650-498-9996.


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Anchor Points

Daily mail pick-up and drop-off will be before noon each day.

Secure document shredding will happen on the last Tuesday of each month.

No personal packages should be sent to SRWC.

Submit a service request if you need additional shredding bins.


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Outdoor Spaces

Events require space reservation. Read more and submit requests online.

Terraces can be utilized as outdoor meeting spaces; bookable via Outlook. Learn how.

Familiarize yourself with the Emergency Assembly Points in case of an emergency.


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Electric hand dryers are not in service.

Accessible stalls and all-gender restrooms are available.


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All visitors must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
2. Received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before arrival on site

All visitors (including Stanford staff who do not have badge access to SRWC) must be pre-registered in Envoy. SRWC staff can single sign-on into Envoy and begin pre-registering guests.

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