COVID-19 Plan for Fall
Although the situation has changed significantly since the pandemic began in spring 2020, we know COVID-19 remains widespread in our region, across the country, and around the world, and we continue to closely monitor conditions. Based on current levels of transmission in St. Louis and in consultation with our team of medical advisors, we plan to take the following steps for fall.
To students: Masks strongly encouraged for next two weeks
Starting today and for the next two weeks (through April 15), we are strongly encouraging students to wear masks at all in-person gatherings, including in the classroom.
Updates to university masking policy
At this time, we feel it is safe to begin pulling back some of our COVID mitigation efforts on campus, and are making the following changes to our masking policy.
Spring semester reminders
While we remain hopeful that the situation will improve as the semester progresses, at this time we feel it’s necessary to take a somewhat cautious approach at first.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: COVID-19 testing instructions
We want to share some additional instructions for completing your COVID-19 pre-arrival and entry testing. Please read the following information carefully.
COVID-19 student testing information
In last week’s message with updates to our plans for the start of the spring semester, we said we would get back to you this week with more information about COVID-19 pre-arrival and entry testing. Please pay close attention to the following instructions.
UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS TODAY: COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Testing Information
I am writing today with a brief reminder that in order for us to ship your COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Home Test to the correct address, you need to update your address in WebSTAC by end-of-day TODAY.
Updates to Danforth Campus spring plan
As always, our highest priority continues to be the health, safety and well-being of our campus community. With that in mind, we’re writing to share a number of changes that will impact our return to campus for the spring semester.
COVID-19 Call Center Triage Update
The COVID Call Center is experiencing overwhelming call volumes. In order to ensure that we meet our critical health care workforce needs, we are initiating the following triaging process effective immediately.
Spring semester COVID update
At this time, while we continue to keep a close eye on trends as they develop, we believe our current mitigation efforts remain effective measures to protect our university community against COVID-19. Looking ahead to spring, we plan to continue with our current requirements.