WashU Med Responds

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

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Key resources

COVID-19 exposure or illness: 314-362-5056

Emotional support:

COVID-19 testing

Health & safety requirements

Masking • Distancing • Hygiene • Self-screening

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Returning to campus?

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Training • Screening • Workplace procedures

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Latest updates

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 has been activated and is meeting 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 travel.