Hot Topics

Are masks currently required on campus?

Masking is strongly encouraged for all Danforth Campus spaces. See the Danforth Campus Mask Policy for more information.

Do I need to get a COVID-19 booster?

All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot if they are eligible to receive one. Boosters reduce the risk of severe COVID illness, likely reduce the risk of acquiring COVID infection, and prevent the need to quarantine after exposure to COVID. 

After receiving a booster, students and employees should update their vaccination records on the Habif Health and Wellness Center website or the ReadySet portal, respectively. 

Visit the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page for additional information.

Where can I go to get a COVID-19 test?

If you have even mild symptoms of COVID-19, call the numbers listed to the right for guidance and to arrange for a test. The university is providing free diagnostic testing to all students, faculty and staff with symptoms.

Non-clinical/hospital faculty and staff who are asymptomatic and need testing due to COVID-19 exposure should contact their personal physician, an urgent care center or a local pharmacy. Danforth Campus students should email

Learn more about COVID-19 testing

Recent Communications

COVID-19 Plan for Fall

Although the situation has changed significantly since the pandemic began in spring 2020, we know COVID-19 remains widespread in our region, across the country, and around the world, and we continue to closely monitor conditions. Based on current levels of transmission in St. Louis and in consultation with our team of medical advisors, we plan to take the following steps for fall.

COVID-19 student testing information

In last week’s message with updates to our plans for the start of the spring semester, we said we would get back to you this week with more information about COVID-19 pre-arrival and entry testing. Please pay close attention to the following instructions.

See all updates

Important Numbers

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions about your health, please call the numbers below for guidance and to learn about convenient options for testing.


Habif Health and Wellness Center

Faculty and Staff

COVID Call Center

School of Medicine

Visit the central COVID-19 resource for WashU Med faculty, students, trainees and staff.

St. Louis Community Updates

WashU joins the St. Louis community as we fight the COVID-19 virus to reduce its impact on the region. Read more on the Government & Community Relations website.