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Health Advisory: Coronavirus

COVID-19: Coronavirus Updates

Saint Louis University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The University continues to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local health officials.

COVID-19 Dashboard

With in-person classes ending on Nov. 24, this dashboard will be updated only once per week, on Mondays, until the week of Jan. 25, when twice-weekly reporting will resume. The dashboard will not be updated during the University's Christmas holiday from Dec 24 - Jan 4.

Learn how SLU is involved in the fight against COVID-19 through vaccine trials and research

Key Information

Public Health Safeguards : SLU has developed safeguards for the fall term based on recommendations from a COVID-19 Recovery Working Group that includes faculty, staff, students and SLU’s public health experts. 

Review SLU's COVID-19 Safeguards 

Workplace Guidance:  While working from home remains SLU’s preferred approach, there is an increased need to have faculty, staff and student workers on campus during the fall semester. Guidance has been issued to all employees as SLU slowly repopulates its workforce on campus.

COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidance for Managers, Staff, Chairs and Faculty

Changes for Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Calendar: Undergraduate classes will begin later than scheduled on Jan. 28, and will conclude May 10.  Final spring exams will be May 12-18 and will be held in-person if possible. Learn more.

Study Abroad in Madrid: SLU students will be permitted to study abroad at the University's campus in Spain during the spring 2021 semester. Learn more.

Changes for Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Calendar: Undergraduate classes began earlier than scheduled on Aug. 17 and will conclude Nov. 24.  Final fall exams will be administered remotely from Monday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Learn more.  

Face Masks: In accordance with local requirements and the latest guidance from public health officials, SLU has instituted an interim policy requiring face masks to be worn on campus, with limited exceptions. 

Interim Face Mask Policy

Asymptomatic Testing: SLU is conducting on-going testing of students who are exhibiting no symptoms of COVID-19 infection. 

Plan to Increase Testing of Asymptomatic Students

Thanksgiving Testing: SLU will offer optional COVID-19 testing on campus prior to Thanksgiving break, prioritizing those students who are returning home to at-risk loved ones and those who must be tested due to travel requirements or restrictions in their home state or country.  Learn more

New Residence Hall Restrictions: For the remainder of the semester, campus residential facilities will be restricted to residents of those buildings, and residence hall rooms and apartment units will be permitted to have only one visitor at a time. Learn more.

Daily Symptom Checks: Residential students, and students and employees coming to campus are required to use the #CampusClear app to complete daily self-screening symptom checks. Learn more.

 In-Person Events: All in-person events on campus this fall are canceled. Small group meetings of 10 people or fewer will be possible, assuming public health protocols are followed.  

Interim University Events and Meetings Policy

Travel:  All non-essential University-sponsored travel is suspended. This includes travel to attend or present at educational and professional conferences and applies to all faculty, staff, students and trainees. 

Interim University Travel Policy  

Study Abroad: All SLU-approved international short-term and semester study-abroad experiences for fall 2020 have been canceled. Learn more