Knight Center facility update

Knight Center will be a quarantine site for students exposed to the virus. WashU’s experts assure us we can accommodate that use while continuing classes on lower floors.

Review of public health protocols

WashU’s policies and practices have been developed based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), St. Louis City and County Public Health officials, and our own world-class university public health and medical professionals. Facilities Planning and Management has increased the fresh air intake for all buildings and continues to regularly sanitize and replace high quality HVAC filters.

Any individual who is physically present on campus, whether for short period of time or for full days, must follow all university health and safety requirements at all times. This includes all WashU personnel, as well as all visitors (contractors, vendors, etc.), except those under 2 years of age.

Important note: The University will announce additional monitoring, testing and compliance guidelines later this month.

  • Complete daily self-screening: All personnel and graduate students coming to campus are required to visit and complete the self-screening survey every day before arriving on campus. If you do not pass the daily self-screening, you are not permitted on campus and must immediately contact Occupational Health at 314-362-5056. If you do pass the self- screen, you should receive an email with a green checkmark. On the Danforth Campus, you must forward this email to your supervisor before coming to campus. A daily self-screening process for students will be in place for the start of the fall semester.
  • Wear a mask: Masks are required at all times on the Danforth Campus, unless you are working alone in a closed, individual office.
  • Practice physical distancing: Maintain at least 6 feet of separation from other people and avoid or minimize in-person meetings. Follow all instructions specific to your work or study spaces, including common areas such as break rooms and conference rooms. This is especially important when eating and drinking. Do not take off your mask to eat or drink without physically distancing yourself at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands and practice good hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol. Avoid touching your face and clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces frequently.
  • Sanitize personal and shared space: Custodial services will increase the frequency of cleanings in public areas throughout the day, focusing on high-touch surfaces (doorknobs, elevator buttons, shared tables and chairs). Olin Operations will provide sanitizing products such as germicidal wipes and hand sanitizer in each classroom and meeting space where physical distancing is possible. Occupants should wipe down shared tables and high touch surfaces before and after use with provided disinfectant wipes. Faculty, staff and students are expected to take a moment at the start/end of class to use provided sanitizing products in their workspace in the classrooms. In addition to regular custodial service, departments/office suite areas will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness with departmentally provided supplies. Small/single office space occupants will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness with departmentally provided supplies and are encouraged to utilize sanitizing products with increased frequency in addition to regular custodial service.