e want to share some additional instructions for completing your COVID-19 pre-arrival and entry testing. Please read the following information carefully.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases among vaccinated students. In the majority of instances, these cases are a result of gathering together in groups, off campus, and unmasked. We know the requirements we have in place can feel restrictive, but we must continue to adhere to our COVID-19 public health guidelines.
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.
COVID-19 is still with us. We cannot let our guards down and I wanted to share with all of you some important reminders about safety.
BJC HealthCare and WashU Med will be providing Pfizer vaccine booster doses to transplant patients and those with qualifying conditions, as defined by the CDC, at the Clayton Avenue Building and Christian Hospital public clinics starting Saturday.