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This page is intended to summarize current information and resources related to COVID-19 for our PACS community, including students, faculty, staff, and others. With updates happening on a daily, or even hourly, basis, this is a living document and will be updated as quickly as new information is available.  Please contact the PACS Office directly at with any questions.

Screening Requirements

All WashU Med employees and students should complete their daily screening using the new online WashU COVID-19 Screening Tool.1. Fill out your online assessment DAILY, before you arrive on campus.

Complete the screening no earlier than two hours prior to your arrival to work.

In the screening tool, you will be asked about common COVID-19 symptoms and recent exposure. You will be prompted to record your temperature. If you do not have a thermometer, your temperature will be taken at a screening station on campus.

Requirements for Returning to Campus (Employees and Students)

Online Safety Training

For employees and students returning to campus and those already working onsite, please complete this required Learn@Work training module so that you understand the COVID-19 guidelines for safely working on campus. Your health and well-being and that of the School of Medicine community are a top priority.

Students should also complete the assigned module in Canvas.

COVID-19 Updates from PACS

Visits and Tours

At this time, we are not able to host any on-campus visits or events and it is not currently possible to arrange a visit for the future. Please complete our request for information and we will provide an update when we’re again able to schedule campus visits.  Until then, as always, we’re happy to send information by mail or e-mail, as well as to help answer your questions by e-mail, phone, or Zoom.  

Fall 2020 Calendar – Updated 7/9/20

Updated Academic Calendar

There have been some important changes made to the academic calendar, which are summarized below. Please download/print and update your calendar, as needed.

  • The University has eliminated Fall Break this year, so classes will now be held those days (Oct. 12-13).
  • As a result, the 4301-Sign Language I class will end one week earlier (more info to follow for students enrolled).
  • The decision has also been made to end in-person classes on Nov. 24th; the last week of classes and any scheduled final exams will be held remotely.

A copy of the updated calendar can be found in Box:

Course schedule

We are currently working with the School of Medicine to review class schedules and finalize new locations. We are trying to maintain the original course schedule, but changes might be necessary. As soon as we have more details, we will share those with you.

Student Study Spaces at Becker   

Reserving Space

A list of study spaces for students is available here. If you have other space needs, you may contact the PACS office for assistance or reach out to Campus Support Services to inquire about room reservation availability at (314) 747-6338.

Becker student spaces and reservation guide


Other Helpful Links:
WUSM Education Updates
WUSM Office of Education COVID-19 updates
WU Arts & Sciences FAQ page