Dean’s message on updated university masking guidelines

On March 18, 2022, Dean Mark P. Taylor shared this message with the Olin community. As you may be aware, mask-wearing in all Danforth Campus spaces became voluntary on March 14. While this may cause concern among some members of our staff and faculty, I’d like to reiterate guidance provided by the university’s public health […]

University update on masking guidance

To assist Olin faculty who choose to remove their masks while teaching, we will be adding back 6 ft distance markings to the teaching areas in Olin classrooms.

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.

Any individual affiliated with the university, including visitors, must follow all university health and safety requirements at all times.

Important note: Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the University may amend and communicate screening, masking, and/or physical distancing requirements. Individuals should reference the above website for the most current information.

Sanitize personal and shared space: Custodial services has increased 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.