COVID-19 Updates & Resources


Guidance on Stanford Research Activities

Research Recovery

Stanford is currently in Stage 2 of Research Recovery

  • All researchers should review the Appendix A: Researcher Return Checklist in the Stanford Research Recovery Handbook prior to coming to campus. All faculty, researchers, staff, postdocs, and students in essential roles authorized to work on-site will be indicated in the On-site Role Management System (ORMS).
  • Stanford has launched a free COVID-19 surveillance testing program for faculty, staff, and postdocs not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Starting January 4, 2021, through the winter quarter, participation in Stanford’s surveillance testing program is required for all Stanford faculty, staff and postdocs authorized to work on-site at a Stanford location in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties (which includes the main Stanford campus and Stanford Redwood City).
  • Before coming to campus each day, all persons must obtain a daily virtual Online Access Badge from the Stanford University online tool called Health Check to screen for fever and other COVID-related symptoms.
  • The Department of Pediatrics provides Pediatrics resources for research, and updates and resources from NIH, RMG, and Sponsored Research Project on their COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.

Guidance on Returning to Stanford

  • Stanford Guide for Returning to Campus: The Stanford Cardinal Recovery website provides information on public health, phases of operational recovery at Stanford, hygiene habits for on-campus work, training and symptom reporting requirements, and guidelines for building managersRead more.
  • COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices Training:  Stanford will require all faculty, staff, postdocs, and students employed by the university to complete an online training course, “COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices,” before returning to work on campus, starting with those who are currently working onsite at any University-owned location (including off-campus labs). Register for EHS-2470-WEB course in STARS. Read more.
  • Stanford Health Check Tool: To support the safety of the Stanford community on our campuses, those working in-person at a Stanford facility must report their health status through the university’s Health Check tool. in order to obtain a daily virtual Online Access Badge from the Stanford University online tool. Read more.
  • Stanford Social Distancing Protocol: Under the newest Santa Clara County public health order, Stanford has developed an updated social distancing protocol for our facilities in Santa Clara County. You can read about the protocol on the Health Alerts websiteRead more.

COVID-19 Updates from MCHRI

MCHRI Events

In light of Stanford University’s health advisory around social distancing and capacity restrictions for campus events due to concerns related to COVID-19:

  • MCHRI Seminar Series scheduled after June 2020 will be moved to virtual sessions. Visit the MCHRI Seminar Series page for the latest updates.
  • Visit the MCHRI Symposium page for the latest information about its annual symposium.

MCHRI Research Programs

No-Cost Extension Policy

During the COVID-19 health crisis, MCHRI is acting in accordance with our no-cost extension (NCX) policy.*  MCHRI allows requests for NCXs of up to 6 additional months due to unforeseen circumstances.  Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the award end date.  We anticipate a NCX for your MCHRI award may be necessary given the restrictions on research due to COVID-19.  We are requesting recipients of awards impacted by COVID-19 to complete the online NCX form through the link here.  MCHRI requires an update on progress to date and asks that you provide an assessment of the impact from COVID-19 on your research in your request.  This information will be taken into consideration at the time of final progress report. These are no-cost extensions only and any requests for additional funds will not be considered. 

*NCX’s are not allowed for MCHRI Bridge, Clinical (MD) Trainee & Postdoctoral Support awards.

For questions about MCHRI updates related to COVID-19, please contact MCHRI Adminstration

COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls & Webinars

COVID-19 Research at Stanford

Stanford Medicine Research >

Stanford Medicine scientists have launched dozens of research projects as part of the global response to COVID-19. Some aim to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease; others aim to understand how it spreads and how people’s immune systems respond to it. Click here.

Stanford RISE: Research Across Campus >

Stanford researchers quickly developed novel ways of testing for COVID-19, began testing drugs that might treat the disease and modeled the effects of social distancing. This site includes a list of COVID-19 research and projects being done on campus (SUNet login). Click here.


Participate in COVID-19 Research: Stanford Medicine Research Registry

The Stanford Medicine Research Registry connects people like you, with teams conducting research, to improve health care and well-being. If you are eligible for a study, researchers may contact you to provide additional details on how to participate.