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Are face masks required outdoors?

Masks must be worn when outside on campus unless you are able to keep at least 6 feet between you and other people you do not live with.  For example, if you are walking on a busy sidewalk where you cannot separate from others by 6 feet, you must wear your mask.

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.
What testing for COVID-19 will be available on campus for the fall? Will this be required of everyone?

We provided free, highly accurate COVID-19 testing administered by university medical professionals for all Danforth Campus students at the start of the fall semester (entry testing). After this initial round of testing at the start of the semester, all undergraduate students living in the St. Louis region are required to complete a university-provided COVID-19 test every two weeks for the duration of the fall semester. In addition, we will provide testing for all students, faculty and staff who develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time during the fall semester.

Visit the COVID-19 testing page for more information.


Recent Communications

Sign-up Required: Your Regular Fall COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Instructions

To students: As outlined in our August 31 announcement regarding COVID-19 testing, after the initial round of testing at the start of the semester, all undergraduate students living in the St. Louis region will be required to complete a university-provided COVID-19 test every two weeks for the duration of the fall semester. This surveillance testing will begin on September 28.

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Danforth Campus Digest

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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.

Testing Information

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.