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Current COVID-19 Policies

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Surveillance Testing Required for All 

All students living on campus or coming to campus who are vaccinated will be required to register and test weekly using Color Genomics. Students who are not vaccinated will be required to register and test two times a week using Color Genomics.  

More information on testing for undergraduate students and graduate and professional students can be found here.

After returning to campus, take an arrival-day rapid test provided by the university.

Here's where you can learn more about the rapid test protocol. Plan to remain masked, including around roommates, until you take this test. 

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Face Coverings are Required for All

All Stanford students are required to wear face coverings in indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccinations and Boosters Required for All

All students coming to campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please upload your COVID-19 vaccination and booster documentation immediately to the VadenPatient portal and self attest to your vaccination status in Health Check. Specific questions related to your individual circumstances may be submitted here.

Indoor Student Gatherings Permitted Beginning January 28

Gatherings and parties will be permitted outdoors beginning January 21, and permitted indoors beginning January 28. 

Health Attestation Required for Visitors

Guests from outside the Stanford community are permitted to visit student residences effective October 8. Guests must comply with the Residence Agreement and follow the university’s COVID-19 visitor policy, including completion of the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation, which requires 1) being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 2) taking a COVID-19 test no sooner than 72 hours prior to the visit and receiving a negative test result.

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What will happen if a student is not in compliance with the university’s expectations around COVID?

Students are expected to follow all university public health requirements, which are university policies subject to accountability processes administered through the Dean of Students office as articulated in the Residence Agreement, Fundamental Standard and Office of Community Standards policies.

Students who do not follow the university's expectations will be held accountable, starting with educational interventions through the GLO office and ResEd.  If students continue to be non-compliant, they will be held accountable through the Dean of Students or the Office of Community Standards. When necessary, immediate actions will be taken to keep the community safe.