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Environmental Health & Safety

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COVID-19 and mask reminders

As fluctuating case numbers and circulating variants remind us, COVID has not gone away. As campus activities increase, masking, testing and other health protocols are crucial to our efforts to minimize COVID spread.

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Update on masking guidelines

In a message to the community, Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health and safety, shares an update on steps the university is taking to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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Revised masking guidelines

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell; Lloyd Minor, dean of the School of Medicine; and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health and safety, provide an update on masking guidelines at Stanford.

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Testing and other COVID-19 updates

Provost Persis Drell, Lloyd Minor, dean of the School of Medicine, and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health & safety, provide an update on the COVID-19 testing program as well as a preview of plans for students returning to campus from travel during the upcoming spring break.

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Exiting isolation and other COVID-19 updates

Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health & safety, shares updated protocols for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are preparing to either come out of isolation or return to in-person work.

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Updates on winter quarter: phased resumption of in-person classes and updated isolation strategy

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health & safety, share two important updates about winter quarter: a phased start for in-person undergraduate classes and an updated isolation strategy for undergraduates who test positive for COVID-19.

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Short-term updates to campus policies on events and gathering

A message from Provost Persis Drell and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health and safety, outlines short-term changes intended to help limit COVID-19 transmission during the current omicron wave and support efforts to get back to in-person instruction.

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As winter quarter begins, a COVID-19 update and reminders

Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health and safety, shares an update and safety reminders as we begin winter quarter amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

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Staying healthy over winter break

A campus-wide message reminds members of the community about staying healthy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of the Omicron variant. The message urges community members to get a booster dose when eligible and to wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status.

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Planning for winter return

In a letter to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health and safety, offer information about planning for winter quarter return.

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