All faculty, staff, trainees, vendors and contractors must undergo daily screening to enter the WashU Med Campus.

The screening process

1. Fill out your online assessment DAILY, before you arrive on campus.

For those using the WashU Screening Tool

Complete the screening no earlier than two hours prior to your arrival to work.

In the screening tool, you will be asked about common COVID-19 symptoms and recent exposure. You will be prompted to record your temperature. If you do not have a thermometer, your temperature will be taken at a screening station on campus.

Screening results

Based on your responses, you will receive the following guidelines:

  • Green: Report to a screening station, and then report to work as usual
  • Yellow: Report to a screening station to complete the screening process
  • Red: You may not report to work
    • Contact your supervisor
    • Notify WashU Occupational Health by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 314-362-5056.

Once you click Submit, do not close this screen. You will need to show this screen when you report to a screening station.


  • Green: You will receive an email notification with your generated “COVID Pass.”
  • Yellow: You will receive an email notification instructing you to proceed to a screening station to complete your screening.
  • Red: Your direct supervisor will be notified that you will not be able to report to work. If you self-report that you have been exposed to a household or close family member/intimate partner who has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 14 days, your direct supervisor will be notified that you have a potential exposure and that they should expect to receive follow up information from occupational health. Supervisors do not need to take any action based on these emails and should keep the information confidential.

2. Present yourself at a campus screening station.

Screening stations are positioned at major entry points. Not all screening stations are open 24 hours. If you don’t encounter a screening station at your normal entry location, please use another entrance where a screening station is in operation.

What happens at screening stations

You may be asked some questions based on your online screening result. If you clear screening, you will be given a color-coded sticker to wear on your badge indicating that you may access the Washington University Medical Campus for a 24-hour period, beginning at 6 a.m. each day.

3. Put your screening sticker on your badge. You’re done!

It is important to continue to display your screening sticker regardless of your vaccination status. Screening is still important because we don’t know yet whether a vaccinated individual can still acquire and spread the virus to others. For infection control, please remove the screening sticker at the end of each day. Wipe your badge daily with disinfectant.

What to do if you fail your daily screening

If you do not meet screening criteria or have a temperature at or above 100 degrees,

  • Go home
  • Contact Occupational Health at 314-362-5056
  • Staff: Also follow your normal call-in procedures

What to expect when you arrive on campus

We will be working hard to ensure there are enough staff to screen when faculty, staff and students are arriving. However:

  • Please expect a line when arriving for your shift, until we work out the optimal staffing and process
  • Should there be lines, please know tardiness will be excused
  • While in line, please practice physical distancing
  • Please be patient as we work through this together

Q: Why do I need to complete a screening survey prior to coming to campus? Won’t people just lie?

The screening survey is intended to remind everyone of their obligation to not come to work while ill and to create a culture of being continuously aware of COVID symptoms. While it is certainly true that an individual may lie and still come on campus, we hope that people will take their pledge seriously. We also measure the only objective symptom, fever, through thermal cameras and checkpoints, but recognize that should a person choose to be deceptive and avoid these measures, they could. This is, however, why we also require universal masking on campus.