COVID Protocols

Last modified on March 8, 2022

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

SLAC and Stanford University require all faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation. Individuals must upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card into Health Check indicating a single dose of the one-dose COVID vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or the second dose of a two-dose COVID vaccine (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) was administered before or by January 4, 2022.

For faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars who are vaccinated for COVID-19, Stanford suspended the requirement of weekly asymptomatic surveillance testing on March 1, 2022. For fully vaccinated and boosted students (undergraduates, graduate students and students enrolled in professional school programs), required weekly testing will continue through the end of winter quarter and the first two weeks of spring quarter, then likewise will be suspended.

We strongly recommend that you test whenever you are experiencing symptoms, concerned about possible exposure or returning to campus from travel. Color testing will continue to be available, up to two tests per week, for anyone who wishes to continue to use Color for regular asymptomatic testing.

More details on testing and other COVID-19 updates

Vaccination and testing requirements for Stanford visitors can be found here. Stanford visitors include temporary community members, such as visiting scholars and researchers, as well as non-essential visitors and members of the public. 

Face Covering Requirements

On Stanford campus, effective March 2:

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

In classrooms, face coverings will continue to be required through the beginning of spring quarter. However, individuals may remove face coverings while speaking. We will monitor conditions and re-evaluate this requirement after the beginning of spring quarter.

Unvaccinated employees should continue to wear face coverings indoors, in compliance with Cal-OSHA workplace requirements that currently remain in effect.

At SLAC, effective March 8:

Wearing a face covering while indoors is now optional but strongly recommended for all staff, contractors, users, vendors, and other visitors, regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately.

Face coverings will still be required in certain conditions:

  • Public transportation, including on Marguerite shuttles.
  • Healthcare settings, including when inside the Occupational Health Center office suites in Building 28.
  • Certain close-quarter indoor environments, such as elevators and small shared workspaces. Further details on this guidance will be provided soon.

PAB Building Access

Doors to the building are now set up for “entry for anyone with SU badge” during business hours. Access during evenings (after 5) and weekends are restricted to building occupants only. You are required to have a green health check badge to enter the building.

FKB Building Access

SLAC Badges have been turned back on for people who have taken courses 100R and 219R.  If you need a SLAC badge, please contact Martha Siegel to start the process.

For more information, please see the COVID-19 Resource Center at SLAC (internal SLAC site).