This episode of “Show Me the Science” details how changes in recommendations for masking will be implemented at the university and elsewhere.
Category: Working Safely
Double masking not necessary for medical-grade, N95 masks
Because medical-grade masks already contain multiple layers of barrier, wearing two masks is not recommended, nor has it been shown to provide additional protection against the virus.
Minimize food-sharing risks
Although COVID-19 is not a food-borne illness, sharing food still poses other risks. Find out how to mitigate them.
CDC says masks protect those who wear them too (Links to an external site)
Masks work double duty to prevent coronavirus transmission — protecting both the wearer and those around them — according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Commuting safely on Metro
Understand the requirements for traveling safely and find out how to report issues you may have.
New digital database tracks employee occupational health records
ReadySet is a cloud-based, electronic recordkeeping database used exclusively for work-related employee health issues.
Automatic thermal scanners being installed on campus
The scanners, which use infrared technology to detect people with elevated skin temperatures, will be rolled out in phases.
New WashU Safe app promotes safety on and off campus
The university now offers a free phone app designed to promote personal safety on and off campus. It includes COVID-19 updates, a link to the self-screening tool, safety notifications and quick access to emergency procedures and other campus safety resources.
Guidelines for re-using, cleaning goggles and face shields (Links to an external site)
For your safety, please follow these Eye Protection Re-Use & Cleaning Guidelines when using goggles or face shields.