COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols
Exceptions to course policies, expectations, and requirements
(including attendance and assignment deadlines) because of a COVID-19
diagnosis, symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or exposure to a person
with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis that requires
quarantine or isolation will be made in collaboration between the
student and instructor. In these cases, please notify your instructor
as soon as possible to discuss appropriate accommodations.
While on campus, it is imperative that students follow all public health guidelines established to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission within our community. The full set of University protocols can be found at https://covid19.wustl.edu/health-safety/. This includes:
- Completing a self-screening using the WashU COVID-19 Screening app every day before
coming to campus or leaving your residence hall room. If you do not receive a green check
and pass the screening, you are not permitted to come to campus or leave your residence
hall room. You must contact the COVID Call Center (314-362-5056) or the Habif Health and
Wellness Center (314 935-6666) immediately. Note: In addition to the symptoms listed in
the screening tool, everyone also should pay attention to symptoms that are new or
different for you, including things like headache and congestion, particularly in combination
with diarrhea. These can also be signs of COVID-19. Call the COVID Call Center or Habif to
report these symptoms.
- Complying with universal masking. All individuals on campus must wear disposable masks
or cloth face coverings while occupying indoor public settings, including: multi-person
offices, hallways, stairwells, elevators, meeting rooms, classrooms and restrooms. Masks
are encouraged but not required for outdoor activities, particularly at large events or in
crowded settings. Students with disabilities for whom masked instructors or classmates
create a communication barrier are encouraged to contact Disability Resources
(www.disability.wustl.edu.) or talk to their instructor for assistance in determining
reasonable adjustments. Adjustments may involve amplification devices, captioning, or
clear masks but will not allow for the disregard of mask policies.
- Maintaining physical distancing as needed. While distancing requirements have been
removed for vaccinated students, those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly
encouraged, for their own health, to maintain a distance of 6 ft from others in the classroom.
If you are not able to be vaccinated or have conditions that may put you at increased risk of
failed immunity and classroom activities would bring you in frequent proximity to other
students, contact your instructor to discuss alternatives.
- Practicing healthy personal hygiene, including frequent handwashing with soap and warm
water for at least 20 seconds and/or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.