Health & Safety

It is up to all of us to keep the community safe.

Stay Safe at Stanford

In order to help keep the community healthy, Stanford University has established enhanced cleaning procedures to clean and disinfect common areas and commonly touched surfaces in occupied buildings. Marguerite buses are frequently cleaned and disinfected as well. You can do your part by practicing healthy hygiene habits, including face coverings, physical distancing, and frequent hand-washing.

Face Coverings

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. Wearing a cloth face covering will protect other people in case you are infected. See the latest Stanford University guidance on face coverings.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing, also known as social distancing, means keeping space between yourself and other people while outside of your home. To practice physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people, and do not gather in groups. Stanford GSB’s Knight Management Center and Residences are currently restricted to approved students, faculty, staff, essential deliveries, testing, and maintenance.

Healthy Habits

Stanford has provided general guidance on how you can help prevent illness, both for yourself and for others.

COVID-19 Testing

Starting January 4, 2021, through the winter quarter, surveillance testing will be required for faculty, academic and non-academic staff, contingent employees and postdoctoral scholars who are approved to work on-site. There are options for testing for other members of the Stanford community as well, depending upon health coverage.


Stanford is currently in the “Restricted Travel” category. See Health Alerts for more details.