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

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Initial COVID-19 vaccines

COVID vaccines are required for all WashU employees and trainees, and are available for their dependents and the public.

COVID-19 boosters

Boosters are available for all WashU employees and eligible members of the public who initially received the Pfizer shot.

Influenza vaccines

All WashU employees must receive the influenza vaccine and upload proof of vaccination to ReadySet by Nov. 19. Find out how and where to get your shot.

Latest announcements

A year like no other …

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, the world changed in an instant. You have mustered your resolve, talent and heart to address the biggest public health crisis of our time.

COVID-19 exposure or illness

Campus safety procedures

Masking • Distancing • Hygiene • Self-screening

Safety procedures

Returning to work on campus

Training • Screening • Workplace procedures

Return procedures

Clinical Providers & Staff

Access all patient care policies on the Faculty Practice Plan website. (password protected)

Research Faculty & Staff

Find the latest guidance, policies, best practices and FAQs for researchers and research staff.

Teachers & Learners

Explore policies and procedures related to teaching of students, residents and fellows.

Need help?

Child care • Tech support • Wellness • HR & staffing

Campus Operations

New procedures apply for working on and off campus — including telecommuting, campus access, employee health screenings and parking.


The School of Medicine has special restrictions regarding all employee and trainee vacations, travel and returning to work after travel.

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 Medical Public Affairs also are in regular communication and coordinating response activities with our Barnes-Jewish Hospital and BJC HealthCare partners.

The School of Medicine has taken 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.