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Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Original post made on Aug 29, 2020

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus as of Sept. 1, a sweeping restriction that university leaders say is necessary to resume research and teaching.

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Posted by J C
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 29, 2020 at 2:19 am

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This seems so blunt an approach, with big impacts to everyone who lives around here! Many, many people enjoy walking through campus as part of their day.

How often is someone not affiliated with the university getting close to someone on campus, enough to pose a danger of disease transmission? And with more risk than the students themselves being carriers of the virus?

This cannot have been thought through well.

Posted by Nearby Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 29, 2020 at 3:36 pm

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This is so LAME!

The covid risk posed by people visiting campus outdoors, walking and biking on campus, is negligible.

Posted by Dagwood
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

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Stanford’s map doesn’t help without street labels to mark boundaries. Poor communication. However, given the challenges to reopen I sympathize with the restrictions - if only I could see what they are, eg to bike through the campus.

Posted by betsaloo
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm

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The Rodin Garden, Goldsworthy's Stone River, Serra's limits?? Boo to my alma mater.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 31, 2020 at 3:49 pm

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This doesn't seem necessary to me (interaction between visitors and students/staff is incredibly limited), but they're a private institution—it's their property, not ours—so they can be as conservative as they'd like to be.

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 1, 2020 at 2:11 pm

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When our local K-12 schools reopen how many of them do you think will allow visitors to wander on their campuses?


Would you want visitors wandering on your children's school grounds?

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