All Updates Danforth Digest

Useful phone numbers; ‘Ask the Doctors’ town hall; Child care resources

COVID questions? Here are some useful numbers

If you have questions about your health, including what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are worried that you have been exposed, help is available. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to call these numbers to receive guidance from university health professionals:

Call Habif Health and Wellness Center at 314-935-6666 or the COVID Call Center at 314-362-5056

Call the COVID Call Center at 314-362-5056

For more helpful numbers, check the Useful Numbers page on the WashU Together website. You also can send general questions by email to

‘Ask the Doctors’ town hall next week

Here’s another opportunity to ask your COVID-19 questions directly to two of the university’s top medical experts! The next “Ask the Doctors” town hall with Drs. Steve Lawrence, MD, MSc, FIDSA and Cheri LeBlanc, MD is scheduled for next week.

Please join us

Wednesday, Sept. 30
6-6:30 p.m.
Zoom link

Topics to be addressed include requirements for outdoor masking, the difference between diagnostic and surveillance testing, and what to keep in mind while planning holiday travel. You can submit questions in advance by sending an email to (Please put “Town Hall Question” in the subject line.) Learn more on the Ask the WashU Doctors page on the WashU Together website.

Managing work-life balance in a pandemic

Human resources has a new online portal, designed to support faculty and staff as they continue to manage their work-life balance during the pandemic. It also outlines the scope of the university’s employee benefits, including child care and elder care as well as self-care.

“We know that the balancing act of being caregivers, parents, employees and now, in some cases, educators, is an enormous strain for families,” says Legail Chandler, vice chancellor for Human Resources. Read more about the portal in the Source.

How market research can help vaccine perception

When the first COVID-19 vaccine gets approved, how eager will people be to receive it? Olin Business School research suggests that if consumers view a vaccine more like a curative to the epidemic, rather than as a preventative for the self, they will be more receptive. Read the story in The Source.

Campus space in COVID-19 world

It looks the same, yet the 169-acre Danforth Campus feels a bit different this fall. A by-the-numbers look at what has been done to make the campus as safe as possible for returning students, faculty and staff.

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.