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Are masks required on campus?

Yes, in all indoor spaces. We have reinstated our indoor mask requirement in accordance with the city and county mandates that went into effect July 26. See the message to the university community for more information.

The COVID Monitoring Team continues to closely monitor regional conditions, as well as federal and local guidance, and will reevaluate its recommendations as needed.

Is the university requiring students and employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. To protect the health of our community, all Washington University students, faculty, staff and trainees on the Danforth and Medical Campuses will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. See the June 15 message to employees and the June 7 message to students and the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page for more information.

How can I get 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 12 and older. Click here to preregister to receive the vaccine.

See the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for more information.

Recent Communications

Masks required indoors starting today

The university is reinstating its indoor mask requirement, effective immediately, in accordance with the city and county mandates that went into effect today. Masks are again required at indoor gatherings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status or the size of a meeting or gathering.

Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation by July 15

In order to allow us enough time to prepare for any vaccination clinics that may be needed at the start of the semester, we are asking all students to provide documentation to verify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than July 15.

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


COVID Call Center

Faculty and staff

COVID Call Center

COVID-19 Info Line

Out of Area:

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.