COVID-19 prevention and safety practices

Eating indoors with others is driving COVID-19 transmission

Contact tracing has indicated that a large number of cases are happening due to people eating together indoors. Find out how to reduce the risks.

Understanding the risks of creating a COVID-19 pod

Creating a COVID-19 pod (or bubble) of family, friends or colleagues has become a popular strategy for those who live alone or have close relationships with those outside their household. Learn how to mitigate risks.

Mental and physical health

Human Resources has many offerings to support your mental and physical health, including health screenings, weight-loss programs, nutrition counseling, mindfulness sessions and many mental health resources.

MO/Notify app notifies you if you’re exposed

WashU has launched a smartphone system that can anonymously alert users when they have been near another user who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Podcast: Pandemic contributes to kids’ mental health problems

This episode of ‘Show Me the Science’ details how children, particularly those with special needs, have been affected by behavioral and emotional turmoil caused by COVID-19.

Podcast: Maintaining mental health

The latest episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast focuses on the stresses that confront health professionals during a protracted pandemic — and what they can do to avoid burnout.

New benefits for WashU employees

WUCare — located in the Center for Advanced Medicine — offers adult primary care for WashU employees.

Employee mental health resources

Check out resources for taking care of your mental health during the pandemic — and warning signs that you may need help.

Safely dispose of medications in “take back” bin

Safely and conveniently dispose of medications you no longer need, in a “take back” bin in the first-floor lobby of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, near the security station.

Telemedicine health clinic opens for employees

The Department of Emergency Medicine has opened a telemedicine urgent care clinic for Washington University employees and their dependents ages 18 and older who suffer from minor ailments and acute illnesses.

COVID-19 risk levels for common activities

Explore relative risk levels of dozens of common activities such as shopping, traveling by plane and playing sports.

New primary care resource for employees

During the pandemic, the School of Medicine is striving to support employees and their families with timely, world-class care. A new service called WUCare offers primary care access to university employees in the Center for Advanced Medicine.

How to help if your child is depressed

It’s no surprise that children are feeling sad right now. In a New York Times story, Joan Luby, MD, provides advice on how parents can help.

On the Front Lines: Jessica Gold

Psychiatrist Jessica Gold, MD, talks about the impact the COVID-19 crisis has been having on mental health.

Mental health services available to WUSM employees — and their kids

Employees and their dependants — including children and adolescents — can receive convenient, affordable mental health services through WUDirect Psychiatry.

Building resilience in the era of COVID-19

Resilience is more than coping; it’s about confronting crises and difficult situations without getting overwhelmed by them. Learn more on the HR website.

Ask the WashU Doctors: taking care of your health

In the latest “Ask the WashU Doctors,” Steven Lawrence, MD, MSc, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Cheri LeBlanc, MD, executive director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, share advice about how to maintain your and your family’s health.

Parenting during a pandemic

This pandemic has brought challenges for parents and children alike. Learn more from WashU experts on parenting during a pandemic.

Six steps to better sleep from WashU wellness experts

Learn more about the six steps to establishing a sleep routine from the WashU Wellness Consultants, and find a routine that works for you.

Finding support through Zoom groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times.

Laurie Punch discusses COVID-19 prevention

Dr. Laurie Punch, MD, associate professor of surgery, hosted a Facebook Live event on April 25 answering questions on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “I want you all to know how to stop the virus,” Punch said. “I want you ready and with the power to be able to act.”

Take a moment for well-being on Zoom

Practice meditation, attend a support group or learn about wellness topics through Zoom sessions.

Podcast: Preserving health during stay-at-home orders

In the School of Medicine’s podcast, Show Me the Science, Public health sciences expert Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, says those confining themselves to their homes can take steps to stay mentally and physically healthy.

Coping with COVID-19: Eight issues

HR provides resources for coping with COVID, and the Coping with COVID hotline (314-286-1700) has extended its hours to 8 am- 7 pm Monday through Friday.

HR resources to support you

Visit the HR website for resources to support your health, mental health, wellness, learning and financial wellbeing.

Talking with kids about COVID

If you are trying to figure out how to share information with your children without inducing more fear and anxiety, these expert tips  can help.

Mental health support for health care providers

Human Resources’ employee assistance program, Work-Life Solutions, is available to faculty, staff, postdocs and now to all clinical fellows and residents.

HR Health and Wellness Resources

HR provides a number of health and wellness resources, including information on health care benefits, mental health and mindfulness.

Eight ways to stay healthy

Public health expert Graham Colditz offers eight suggestions for staying well during coronavirus distancing.