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

Screening stations to close Sept. 30; daily online screening will continue

Following the COVID-19 vaccine employee mandate deadline, BJC HealthCare and Washington University will no longer actively screen employees in person at entry points, effective Sept. 30. However, all employees reporting to campus will be required to continue using the online screening tool to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily before coming to work.

The screening process

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.

Screening results

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

  • Green: Report to work as usual
  • Red: You may not report to work
    • Contact your supervisor
    • Notify WashU Occupational Health by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 314-362-5056
    • Staff: Follow your normal call-in procedures


  • Green: You will receive an email notification with your generated “COVID Pass.”
  • 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.

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. This is also why we also require universal masking on campus.