Onsite work requires awareness of operational and staff needs. We’ve got you covered. From returning to your work space to child care and work-life balance, find support for an effective onsite plan.

On-campus COVID-19 information
Visit covid19.wustl.edu or covid19.med.wustl.edu for the latest information on campus operations, guidelines, such as masking and physical distance, and additional resources.

COVID-19 employee testing

We will continue to provide free COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff who develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time. Members of the university community should call the COVID Call Center at 314-362-5056 to report symptoms or exposure and to arrange for a free test.

Vaccination policy

The most effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is getting vaccinated. All faculty, staff and trainees must receive the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated. New employees must be vaccinated within the first 30 days of employment. View our COVID-19 vaccination policy

Workplace Tips

  • Remember your WashU ID – keep it on a lanyard or in an accessible spot. Many buildings now require badge access. Be prepared!
  • Allow time for your commute, parking and completion of the recommended daily screening. Adjusting your routine and navigating returning onsite can take time.

Manager Reference Guide

View the Manager Reference Guide for Onsite Operations and People Management (PDF) to assist you in departmental planning. 

Public Health Tips


  • Hygiene is always a good idea no matter the circumstances. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing). Review CDC guidance on hand-washing. Hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water aren’t available. 
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow (avoid using your hands). 
  • Use your discretion on campus and be respectful of your colleagues when sharing space. 

Concerns and exposure

  • If you have concerns about COVID-19 safety protocols, visit the COVID-19 website
  • View steps to take regarding positive exposures in the workplace.

Well-being Support

Returning to the office can bring on emotions and alter our routines. View these tips to help you feel comfortable and ready to return and visit the Employee well-being hub for more support.

Family care

Work-life balance is important, whether we are onsite or remote. View the family care hub for support and guidance to help you balance needs.

Workplace Hub

The flexible work arrangement policy and Workplace Hub include resources and tools to navigate daily work, build meaningful relationships and achieve individual and team success.

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