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.
The University’s new interactive data dashboard houses all publicly available COVID-19 information. It will be updated Mondays and Thursdays.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Asymptomatic Testing: SLU is conducting on-going testing of students who are exhibiting no symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
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.
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.
Study Abroad: All SLU-approved international short-term and semester study-abroad experiences for fall 2020 have been canceled. Learn more.