When making decisions about the health and safety of our community, the Emergency Management department follows guidance and directives from infectious disease experts and government officials to contain the transmission of COVID-19. Currently, big events involving large groups of people will likely remain canceled, held virtually or otherwise adjusted to accommodate any health precautions or requirements (e.g., social distancing).

An emergency preparedness plan is required for outdoor events that expect at least 1,000 attendees. Use the outdoor event emergency planning form to complete your plan.  

To ensure the safety of our community and visitors, the event staff has the responsibility to protect and minimize the impacts of an emergency at a planned special event. An emergency plan can lead you and your team to address basic emergency procedures to ensure safety.

It is the responsibility of the event team lead to familiarize event staff with the emergency procedures in this plan to ensure the safety of event attendees. All sponsored Student Union events must first apply through the Washington University Student Group Organizer website.

For any WashU special events held indoors on campus, please refer to the emergency reference map posted within the building. To request a building map, please contact washuready@wustl.edu.