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Information on the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic

Stanford info on COVID-19

Latest updates:

3/1/22 Revised masking guidelines: now (only) a “strong recommendation” except required during class while not speaking.

Exposure instructions matrix: quarrantine / test instructions according to different scenarios of COVID exposure.

COVID-19 resources for the Stanford community, including summary of current policies and status

Music Related Recommendations for the entire campus (and world!) from the Research Recovery group, including the clarification that anyone who lives on campus may sing and/or play instruments alone at home.

Vaccination Status:


Undergraduates living off-campus now (Spring 2021) have the possibility to come to campus for “university-approved research”, via an execption request to the Dean’s office.

Overview of gatherings and meetings at Stanford

Biosafety manual Decontamination procedure and disinfectant selection

3/2/21 Stanford’s response to Santa Clara County in red tier. (Later that month Santa Clara moved to “orange” but apparently there was no corresponding announcement/interpretation.)

11/16/20 Stanford’s response to Santa Clara County in purple tier, mainly about restricting indoor activities.

6/18/20 Stanford will enter “Stage 2” of the recovery: More researchers to return to campus in new phase on June 22: “a small number of additional researchers return to campus to conduct research that cannot be done remotely. All work that can be done remotely should continue to be done remotely, with most faculty and staff members continuing to work off-site.”

6/16/20 How to stay safe as COVID-19 orders are relaxed - interview with Megan Mahoney, MD “Stanford Health Care’s chief of staff and a Stanford Medicine professor of primary care and population health”

The Stanford Guide for Returning to Campus: “important updates about Stanford University’s recovery and return to work efforts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes public health awareness, return to research guidance, mandatory training, alterations to work environments and policies, and operational changes.” Includes Research Recovery, Hygeine, the most clear spelling out of of the stages 0-3, etc.

LBRE (Land, Buildings, and Real Estate) Resources for Campus Recovery (requires Stanford login), including Recovery Timelines

5/27/20 A message from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne: Our financial future - pay continuation through August; expect “workforce reductions” (decided per unit) thereafter.

5/22/20 COVID-19 Research Restart Plan from Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) “to re-activate our research enterprise while minimizing the risk that anyone transmits the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to anyone else within our laboratory environment”, aimed primarily at labs.

Kam Moler survey “Staying Connected: Research and Researchers at Stanford”

Starting 5/22/20, “staff, faculty, postdocs and students who are reporting for work responsibilities in person” must complete an online health check

Campus hygiene (note that The Knoll is currently considered “unoccupied” so we are not receiving any custodial service).

5/22/20 Updated Stanford University COVID-19 Base Social Distancing Protocol including face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting protocols (not yet operationalized at CCRMA), at least 6 foot distancing and 150 square feet/person… (superceding 5/5/20 Social Distancing Protocol) and apparently Stanford’s response to the county requirements for businesses to have a Social Distancing Protocol

4/1/20: Stanford lawyers’ interpretation of the extended (through May 3) shelter-in-place order.

3/19/20: New Information on Spring Quarter:Spring quarter will be 100% online, classes starting April 6, no final exams:

5/13/20: Updated guidance on face coverings, superceding guidance from 4/21/20 and 4/7/20 on cloth face coverings)

3/16/20: Information on research and “updated guidance” for lab researchers due to shelter-in-place orders (Stanford’s interpretation of the county-wide “shelter in place” orders)

Be Well self care guide

Prevention and Well Being site (e.g., if you or a partner get sick you have to register with Stanford).

3/15/20 Support and resources for graduate students

“Emergency Grant-in-Aid” form to “assist graduate students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, causing financial hardship”

Dean of students: Sheltering in place for undergraduate students

Office of Accessible Education (accommodations for various situations)

3/14/20: Guidance for the research environment (how to be productive with remote work)

Workplace FAQ

Info on teaching online: Lots of ideas in their summary of their spring 2020 instructor survey “Strategies for Teaching Remotely

University IT info on telecommuting (including a link to good info about ergonomics).

Non-Stanford info on COVID-19

Santa Clara County

Dashboards (graphs over time):

* [Sewage Monitoring
* [Cases and
* [Testing]( (positivity rate)

10/17/21 The three criteria that must be satisfied for the Bay Area to remove indoor masking requirements: Bay Area health officers issue criteria for lifting COVID-19 indoor masking requirements

11/13/20 Santa Clara and Other Bay Area Counties Move to Contain Spread of COVID-19: county will move from “orange” back to “red” (then hours later to “purple”) due to “a sudden, rapid spike in COVID-19 cases and a significant increase in hospitalizations”; no indoor dining.

Recommendations for Institutes of Higher Education including student housing “households”. (Stanford’s interpretation: New Santa Clara County recommendations on “households” and indoor instruction)

FREE COVID-19 Testing Sites.

Public Health Orders (shelter-in-place): 7/2/20 (effective 7/13) new Order summary and full text, 6/5/20 loosening of restrictions: Executive Summary, list of What’s Open?, 5/18/20 Order (press release) of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara, the main differences being Additional Businesses Allowed to Operate such as curbside pickup retail and outdoor museums (supersedes the April 29 (“allows a limited number of additional Essential Businesses and certain lower risk Outdoor Businesses to resume operating”), March 31, and March 16 orders).

Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 site

Data Dashboard

State of California

Blueprint for a Safer Economy” defining the purple/red/orange/yellow “tiers” assigned to each county. Their track data page summarizes the quantitative definitions of the tiers and shows which counties are in which tiers.

Statewide order (following Bay Area county shelter-in-place orders but now statewide) and Stay home Q&A

USA Federal


EPA list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

National definition of “critical infrastructure”

Other Countries

Canada’s website COVID-19 “Prevention and risks”


WHO hand-cleaning instructions and their infinite variants.


Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

What Isaac Newton worked on during his shelter-in-place pandemic:


Performing Arts Aerosol Study

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1. (USA Today How long does the coronavirus live on surfaces?)

University of Maryland COVID-19 Infection Risk Scenarios and other COVID-related projects.


Stanford’s general policy and many manufacturers’ recommendations point to the EPA list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. If you want to go all out Stanford has biosafety disinfection procedures.


Apple computers, tablets, phones…

DPA microphones



General Recommendations

Piano Technicians Guild COVID-19 and piano care

Paul DeMarinis reports success with quaternary ammonium not dissolving plastic

NAMM Instrument Cleaning procedures

Grammy recording academy considerations for recording studios as they reopen (“list of potential safety measures”)

Jakarta Post how to clean your smartphone, tablet and laptop


Apparently UV-C is the most (only?) effective wavelength; regular sunshine may not contain sufficient amounts. UV sources emitting <240nm light (UV-C) can produce ozone which would require sufficient ventilation. Our contact at EH&S tends to prefer disinfecting wipes.

This page of CCRMA documentation last committed on Mon Jan 30 15:26:25 2023 -0800 by Matthew James Wright. Stanford has a page for Digital Accessibility.