COVID-19 Policies for Visitors

We look forward to welcoming you to Stanford Law School. During your time here, your health and safety are our top priorities. Below are our current on-campus COVID-19 policies for Summer 2022 programs. This page will be updated if policies change due to further guidance from the state, county, and university officials on upcoming events

Visitors are required to adhere to the following policies:


Prior to the start of the program Visitors must verify vaccination status upon registering or confirming their participation in the on-campus program. Please note that:

  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated and boosted (if booster eligible).
  • No religious or medical exceptions are allowed.

If a visitor is unable to meet the above criteria by two (2) weeks before the start of the program, email to cancel the participation and/or receive a refund.

At least 24 hours prior to the start of the program Visitors are asked to take a COVID-19 test from a verifiable pharmacy source or healthcare provider or at-home test.
Upon arrival at the event Visitors are required to:

  1. Provide a negative COVID-19 test from a verifiable pharmacy source or healthcare provider or at home test at the start of the program.  Individuals should show a photo ID that matches the name on their test result. Acceptable documents include a hard copy of test results or an email or text message displayed on a phone/device from the test provider or laboratory. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test should clearly indicate:
    • Full Name
    • Birthdate
    • Type of test (NAAT [PCR and LAMP] or rapid antigen tests)
    • Date of test
    • Test Result
  1. Show proof of vaccination via paper or digital vaccination card. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a vaccine card (hard copy, paper photocopy, or clear digital photo), a signed doctor’s letter with a medical provider license number and date, or an official government document for international travelers. Vaccination documentation should clearly indicate:
    • Full Name
    • Birthdate
    • Vaccine name/manufacturer
    • Date(s) of vaccination
    • Doctor’s signature, seal, official letterhead (if applicable)

Note that any COVID-19 positive visitors will not be able to continue in the program.

During the event Any visitors who are experiencing symptoms will need to be tested for COVID-19. If a visitor tests positive while attending a summer program, the visitor will need to be isolated at a designated location off-campus until additional isolation arrangements can be made.

Face Coverings: Based on local COVID-19 metrics being met, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, and Stanford University have updated their masking requirements. Stanford University guidelines now state that “masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended.”

Domestic/International Travel Regulations: 

  • For domestic travelers, please click here
  • For international travelers, please click here.


If someone has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine that isn’t authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO (e.g. Sputnik), do they meet the vaccine requirement?

  • Per the CDC, only individuals who have received all recommended doses of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of public health guidance.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test around Stanford?

What if I lose my paper documentation?

  • Digital copies of vaccine documentation will be accepted, though individuals should plan to bring paper copies of documentation in case of technical issues or poor cellular reception. Individuals who cannot provide any documentation will not be able to enter the event.
  • To verify negative test results, an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory will be accepted. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result.

I’ve tested positive for COVID/recovered from COVID in the last 90 days. Can I be exempt from the testing/vaccination requirements?

  • For those required to be vaccinated, there is no exemption to the requirement as the CDC does not recommend delaying vaccination after recovering from COVID.
  • For those who can meet entrance requirements with a negative test, Stanford is following CDC guidance recommending against testing within 90 days of a positive COVID test. Instead of providing a negative test result, you may show proof of the positive test within the last 90 days AND a doctor’s note stating that you have fully recovered and have no symptoms.

Thank you for adhering to these guidelines. We understand that this may be inconvenient but we appreciate your taking steps to keep Stanford University a safe environment for our on-campus community and visitors like you. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email