The College is altering its COVID-19 meal supply protocols in mild of “COVID-19 circumstances bettering at Stanford and extra usually in Santa Clara County and the nation,” in response to a March 17 electronic mail from the Workplace of the Vice Provost for Scholar Affairs.
Efficient March 27, college students who check constructive for COVID-19 will not obtain UberEats meal credit. The e-mail instructed college students to put on a K95 masks, choose up meals from eating halls and eat both of their rooms or exterior, away from any others.
College students who’ve just lately examined constructive for COVID-19 will solely retain their UberEats meal supply privileges till the fifth day of their COVID isolation. If it has been 5 days since they examined constructive, their UberEats credit will finish instantly. For the remaining 5 days of isolation, college students are inspired to select up meals from the eating corridor and take precautions whereas consuming.
Free COVID-19 assessments and K95 masks will nonetheless be discovered at Arrillaga Eating Household Commons, and Vaden Well being providers stay obtainable for college kids.
Regardless of Santa Clara County reporting declining COVID-19 case counts, COVID-19 circumstances have risen on campus since March 6, in response to Stanford’s COVID dashboard. As of March 13, 47 college students reported constructive COVID assessments, 3 times increased than the earlier week, the dashboard mentioned.
The newest emails come after the College briefly suspended the UberEats meal supply program on March 12. College students who requested COVID-19 meal deliveries acquired an electronic mail final week informing them of the non permanent suspension, which was made “on account of a latest surprising speedy rise in demand.” Based on the e-mail, Stanford Eating paused this system to judge whether or not all meal supply requests met the “acceptable necessities.”
The March 17 electronic mail thanked “everybody who responsibly requested meal supply assets in good religion over the previous a number of years.”
Prior to those adjustments, college students acquired reimbursements for meal deliveries for all the advisable 10-day isolation interval.
Additional info on Stanford’s present response to COVID will be discovered right here.