Latest vaccine news
As the state of Missouri continues to work through its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, we are keeping a close eye on developments and will communicate with the university community as new information becomes available. At this time, BJC HealthCare is one of the state’s approved suppliers of the vaccine and is distributing the vaccine to personnel on the Medical Campus, as well as other groups at the state’s direction.
Any university employee who has already received an email invitation to make an appointment to get the vaccine should follow the instructions in the communication from BJC. All other Danforth Campus faculty, staff and students who wish to receive the vaccine when eligible are encouraged to pre-register on the BJC website by visiting www.bjc.org/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Vaccines. You may also wish to pre-register through your local municipality, if you have the opportunity to do so.
Trouble logging in to the self-screening tool?
You are not alone! The tool got a behind-the-scenes update, and in the process, the direct URL to the screening page was changed. So if you had bookmarked it previously, you will need to go directly to screening.wustl.edu and save it again.
Apologies for any inconvenience!
Keeping the Danforth Campus close
Campus is opening up for the second semester, but still there will be students from around the world studying virtually and seeking innovative ways to connect to the WashU community. In case you missed it, here’s the story of how some 916 international students managed in the first semester, from connecting with faculty during special office hours, to having mentors and creating their own support networks in their home countries.
This is not the time to get complacent. Since there still remains time before a vaccine is widely available, it’s going to remain important that the entire WashU community continues to adhere to COVID protocols. Here’s a gentle reminder to keep doing what we all did last semester. Why? Because it works. 1. Wear a mask or face covering; 2. Practice physical distancing; 3. Screen for symptoms; and 4. Practice personal hygiene. More on this and all the latest COVID information can be found on the WashU Together: COVID-19 Response website. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)