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As the state of Missouri continues to work through its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, we are keeping a close eye on developments and will communicate with the university community as new information becomes available. At this time, BJC HealthCare is one of the state’s approved suppliers of the vaccine and is distributing the vaccine to personnel on the Medical Campus, as well as other groups at the state’s direction.
Danforth Campus faculty, staff and students who wish to receive the vaccine when eligible are encouraged to pre-register on the BJC website. You may also wish to pre-register through your local municipalities and the other health systems, if you have the opportunity to do so.
See the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for more information.
Yes. Since we do not know yet whether the vaccine prevents infection or only eliminates or reduces symptoms, everyone who has been vaccinated still must follow all public health requirements. This includes masking, physical distancing, self-screening for symptoms, practicing personal hygiene, and for undergraduate students, participating in regular surveillance testing. See the COVID-19 testing page for more information.
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.
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
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.