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What’s the latest with the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available through the university for all Washington University students, faculty and staff and their family members ages 18 and older. Click here to preregister to receive the vaccine.

See the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for more information.

If I’ve already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to follow public health requirements?

Yes. Since we do not know yet whether the vaccine prevents infection or only eliminates or reduces symptoms, everyone who has been vaccinated still must follow all public health requirements. This includes masking, physical distancing, self-screening for symptoms, practicing personal hygiene, and for undergraduate students, participating in regular surveillance testing. See the COVID-19 testing page for more information.

What should I do if I’m having symptoms or think I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you test positive, are presumed positive or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you must report this information as follows:

All Danforth Campus students (on- or off-campus, undergraduate, graduate or professional)
Habif Health and Wellness Center, 314-935-6666 or COVID Call Center, 314-362-5056

Faculty and staff
COVID Call Center, 314-362-5056

Once notified of a positive case, Habif or Occupational Health will:

  • Provide guidance regarding testing, contact tracing, and any other steps you may be required to take. 
  • Communicate with the appropriate local health department.
  • Notify individuals in the university community identified as a close contact of the individual and advise them of next steps, including any required preventive measures such as testing or quarantine.
  • Contact your supervisor or dean to advise on any necessary follow-up within your school or department.
  • Advise and coordinate enhanced cleaning and disinfection of affected areas, if necessary.

Recent Communications

Volunteers needed!

With COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available through the university for all students, faculty, staff and family members ages 18 and over, we are in need of volunteers to help staff the vaccination clinic on the Medical Campus, with a critical need for April 12 and 13 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccine now available for students

We are now ready to begin inviting all students to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the university. If you have preregistered with the university, you will receive an invitation today to make an appointment starting tomorrow through April 13.

Planning for fall

We are planning to resume most of our on-campus activities in the fall. As always, the health and safety of our community will be our number one priority in all decisions.

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.

Students

Habif Health and Wellness Center
314-935-6666

or

COVID Call Center
314-362-5056

Faculty and staff

COVID Call Center
314-362-5056

COVID-19 Info Line

314-935-8300
Out of Area:
888-234-2863

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.