Hot Topics

Is there guidance available for faculty and students about how to manage COVID in the classroom?

Yes. See the COVID Classroom FAQ page for guidance and policies.

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

If you have even mild symptoms of COVID-19, call the COVID Call Center at 314-362-5056 for guidance and to arrange for a free test. The university is providing free diagnostic testing to all students, faculty and staff with symptoms.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing

What public health requirements are in place on campus?

There are a number of requirements in place to protect our community:

  • Wear a mask indoors.
  • Complete a self-screening every day before coming to campus (or leaving your on-campus residence).
  • Stay home if you’re sick.

Learn more about public health requirements.

Are masks required on campus?

Yes, in all indoor spaces. See the fall plan for additional 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.

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.

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.