All Updates Danforth Digest

Orange alert; Share your story; Campus life

Alert level changed to orange

The university alert level is currently orange. The change from yellow is an indicator that while conditions on campus remain stable, regional trends are of concern, with an increasing number of cases and higher levels of community spread of COVID-19. The alert level is subject to change as we continue to monitor conditions. We are grateful for your efforts to help keep our community safe. COVID-19 remains a very real and dynamic threat and we must remain focused and keep following the public health principles. Importantly, our Washington University community is faring better than our surrounding community because of each of your efforts. Thank you, and while we know it is hard to sustain, please keep up the great work of protecting each other.

To learn more, visit the COVID-19 dashboard page and watch a short video featuring Dr. Steve Lawrence, with additional detail about current conditions and how the alert level is determined.

Do you have a pandemic story? 

We’d like to hear about it. It’s been more than six months now since COVID-19 upended all of our lives. How has your life on campus changed? Last spring, the Office of Public Affairs launched a project to encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, to document personal experiences and stories during the COVID-19 outbreak for a digital archive documenting how the WashU community is responding to this historic moment. More information about how to share your story is available here.

Making the best of a historic semester

Students gather outside for lunch on a fall day on the Danforth Campus. For more photos on how COVID-19 is affecting campus life, see the Record’s weekly feature “The View From Here.” (Photo: Devon Hill/Washington University)

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.