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Danforth Campus Digest (September 14, 2020)

Danforth Campus COVID-19 dashboard now available

An online dashboard is now available to track positive cases of COVID-19 on the Danforth Campus. The dashboard shows results for:

  • COVID-19 entry testing for all Danforth Campus students at the start of the fall semester starting Aug. 31, 2020
  • Testing results (diagnostic, entry and surveillance combined) for Danforth Campus students, faculty and staff beginning Aug. 1, 2020

During the entry phase of student testing, the dashboard will include the number of tests administered, the number of positive cases, and the resulting total percent positivity.

After the entry phase is complete on Sept. 25, all undergraduate students will be tested every two weeks for the duration of the fall semester and the university will also provide testing for all students, faculty and staff who develop COVID-19-related symptoms at any time during the semester. These results will be reflected in a separate, interactive dashboard that will be added to the page when this phase begins.

The dashboard will be updated every Monday and Thursday.

View dashboard

Undergraduate student testing reminder

All Danforth Campus students are required to complete COVID-19 entry testing at the start of the semester. Undergraduate students living in Residential Life housing were tested during move-in, and undergraduate students not living in Residential Life housing will be tested this week, Sept. 14-18. Any undergraduate students who are in St. Louis, living in non-Residential Life housing, who do not complete testing by the end of this week will have their ID card swipe access to Danforth Campus buildings turned off. 

Instructions for requesting an appointment and completing testing are available here. Students who previously tested positive within the last 90 days or who are living in the St. Louis region but will not be coming to campus may request an exemption to the mandatory testing program. See the surveillance testing exemption policy for more information.

All graduate and professional students who will work, teach, conduct research or take classes on the Danforth Campus this fall will also be required to complete a university-provided COVID-19 test. These will be administered Sept. 21-25 and students will receive instructions from their schools for how to register.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing

Study ‘Cubbies’ now available!

Looking for a space to study while safely distancing? Reserve a Cubby! We have transformed many campus spaces to accommodate physically distanced studying, Zooming, eating or relaxing. Cubbies are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. You can reserve one for two hours at a time (up to eight hours a day) in 18 campus locations.

Visit the Study Cubby Directory to reserve a Cubby, up to seven days in advance.

‘Beyond the science’

A three-week, online summer immersion course“The Pandemic: Science and Society,” attracted more than 1,200 students and featured experts from throughout the university, including Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, speaking on a variety of topics related to Covid-19.

“This class moved beyond the science to show me how the virus impacts and intersects with all aspects of society,” said junior Priya Mathur. All the lectures were recorded and are available on the course website.

#WashUTogether: Ready for Fall

We are a community that comes together – that pushes one another to learn, discover, heal, and never stop our drive to improve lives for the greater good. We are WashU Together, and we are ready for the fall semester. To learn more about our plans, visit –

Learn about the university’s response to COVID-19

The latest research and news stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the WashU community are available on The Source.