Hot Topics

Is it safe to travel and gather with family and friends for the holidays?

COVID-19 activity is still high and rising in the region and much of the country. Our medical experts have some guidance for how to safely travel and enjoy holiday gatherings with family and friends.

See COVID-19 holiday guidance

Do I need to get a COVID-19 booster?

The CDC has recommended COVID-19 booster shots for certain populations, including individuals who are 65 years and older or who have underlying medical conditions. Boosters are also recommended for individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.

At this time, the university is not requiring boosters for students, faculty or staff, primarily because it is not medically necessary as a public health measure for our community. While boosters are not required at this time, they may provide additional protection to individuals.

For university community members who would like to receive a booster, appointments are readily available at most public clinics or retail pharmacies. To find a booster vaccine near you, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ and type in your zip code. Students and employees who receive a booster should update their vaccination records on the Habif Health and Wellness Center website or ReadySet, respectively.

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.


Recent Communications

Fall Health and Wellness Updates for Employees

At this time, Washington University is not requiring boosters for students, faculty and staff. For university community members who would like to receive a booster, appointments are readily available at most public clinics or retail pharmacies.

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.