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What is the plan for the fall semester?

The plan for fall is available on this website. Having a fully vaccinated community will allow us to ease many of the restrictions that were in place during the last academic year. In light of regional conditions, as we begin the semester we will require our community to follow some key public health requirements. As always, we will monitor the evolving conditions of the pandemic, and we are prepared to adapt our policies as the situation warrants, with the hope of removing restrictions when it is safe to do so. 

Read full fall plan

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.

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.