The central COVID-19 resource for WashU Med faculty, staff and trainees

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Testing, exposure & illness

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms, you may need to be tested or to quarantine/isolate, or both. Find out what you need to do.


Initial COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines are required for WashU employees and available for dependents. Also available for the public.

COVID-19 boosters

Boosters are available for all WashU employees and trainees and for eligible members of the public.

Influenza vaccines

All WashU employees must receive the influenza vaccine and upload their proof of vaccination to ReadySet.

Latest announcements

Most announcements are made available through the WashU Med COVID-19 Update — an email newsletter sent periodically to all WashU Med employees and students.

Fall 2023 COVID-19 Update

Dear WashU Employees, As our academic year begins and students return to the classroom, it is important for all of us to remain up–to-date on the current state of COVID in our community and remember best practices, policies and expectations of faculty and staff. Please direct any questions to Working together, we can continue to […]

Your COVID questions

Got questions about vaccinations, testing or policies?

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Campus policies

The university has established several COVID-19 policies to keep you and others safe.

Our response

Washington University has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic since its emergence. The university’s Crisis Management Team is activated and meets regularly to determine the appropriate proactive measures to take in order to mitigate this evolving public health threat, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, our infectious disease experts at the School of Medicine, and local and state public health agencies. School of Medicine leadership and WashU Medicine Marketing & Communications also are in regular communication and coordinating response activities with our Barnes-Jewish Hospital and BJC HealthCare partners.

The School of Medicine is taking the following preparation measures:

Is coordinating patient-care efforts with local and state health officials and agencies to ensure effective preparation and response.

Has developed detailed protocols for clinical surveillance and treatment — in coordination with local health officials and in accordance with CDC guidelines — and communicated those protocols to our health care providers.

Is providing guidance and policies to our faculty, staff and students regarding on-campus safety and travel.