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Chancellor Martin’s message to Danforth Campus faculty and staff


It’s important for us to be forward-thinking and take reasonable steps to protect our financial security. With this goal in mind, as well as awareness of the challenges of on-boarding new employees during alternate operations, effective immediately we are instituting a hiring freeze for the Danforth Campus and the Central Fiscal Unit (CFU).

Danforth Campus Digest, March 27, 2020


A compilation of important COVID-19 related news and updates for students, faculty and staff on the Danforth Campus.

Message to the university community


In order to be consistent with the duration of the Stay at Home orders in place in local jurisdictions, we are extending the university’s alternate operations period until April 22.

Visit University updates for the latest information.

The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Visit the state Department of Health & Senior Services for the most recent updates for Missouri. The situation is changing rapidly and we encourage all students, staff and faculty to carefully read all university communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises. We will also provide updates here when new information or guidance becomes available.

Symptoms of this infectious illness include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Based on current information, symptoms can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after initial exposure to the disease and can be transmitted from inhaling or touching infected droplets — usually through a cough or sneeze — from an infected person.

Whether or not any symptoms have appeared, if you are a Washington University student or employee who has traveled from the locations listed here in the past 14 days, or if you have had direct contact with a patient with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the past 14 days, you are required to contact university health services prior to returning to campus to discuss what precautions need to be taken for your specific situation.


For Clinical Providers and Staff, please visit the Faculty Practice Plan website for resources.