COVID-19 Safety & Health - Update

Stanford Campus

COVID-19 Health & Safety

On behalf of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), Senior Associate Vice Provost Shirley Everett invites students to join us in ensuring the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and the entire community. This is our highest priority! Since the onset of the pandemic, we have developed and implemented comprehensive programs to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide a positive housing and dining experience for students. It is extremely important that students follow the guidelines and abide by all posted health and safety notices in dining halls and residences.


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Wear your face covering.

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Maintain physical distance.

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Avoid touching your face.

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Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, dispose of the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

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Stay home in your room when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer. Use designated washing stations at each dining hall entrance.

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Get your temperature checked before entering a dining hall.

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Order online meal delivery from Stanford Dining when sick.



What we're doing in your home away from home

  • Surfaces, particularly high-touch areas, are sanitized at least twice daily.
  • Bathrooms will be checked, cleaned and sanitized at least twice daily using EPA-registered disinfectants.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are provided at main entry points of all residences.

  • Mandatory temperature/health checks required for all employees prior to arriving on campus.
  • Proper distancing provided between employees in workstations, break rooms and supply areas. 


What we're doing in the dining halls and retail locations

  • All meals, beverages and condiments are offered prepackaged to-go.
  • Contactless ordering and dining hall check-in.
  • Surfaces, particularly high-touch areas, are frequently sanitized.
  • One-way directional floor decals ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Mandatory temperature/health checks required for all employees prior to arriving on campus.
  • Proper distancing provided between employees in workstations, kitchens, break rooms and supply areas. 

CleanDining – a safe campus dining experience

R&DE Stanford Dining’s CleanDining program utilizes industry best practices and enhanced cleaning protocols in our dining halls to keep students and employees safe.