Masking required when cluster of COVID-19 infections is identified

WashU Med is resuming some limited masking precautions in non-clinical areas as a result of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in our community. If a cluster of COVID-19 infections is identified in a non-clinical area where masking is not currently required but strongly encouraged, all employees in that work area or team will be required to mask until the cluster is resolved. Communication to managers and work areas will come from Occupational Health. Masking remains mandatory in all clinical and public settings, where patients or visitors might be encountered. Please be sure to monitor your health for signs of illness, stay home if you are sick and call the Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056 for guidance. We are watching case numbers closely and may need to reinstate masking at all times in non-clinical areas.