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COVID-19 Update: March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 

Dear members of the Saint Louis University community, 

I write to follow-up with you on my message to the SLU community yesterday regarding a suspension of most classes until March 23. 

Communicating with our students and families about the suspension of classes was a time-sensitive priority. Even today, several other local colleges and universities have taken steps similar to SLU. Again, we have made no decision at this time to move face-to-face courses and learning experiences online.

March 11 Updates

This is an unprecedented, fast-moving situation that changes daily, and we recognize that we don’t yet have answers to all of the questions you may have. But we do have leaders across the University who are devoting almost all of their time to ensuring we continue the pursuit of our education and health care missions, while supporting our faculty and staff during this stressful situation. 

Thank you for all you do for Saint Louis University. I will continue to communicate with you as we learn more and make decisions on behalf of SLU. Please continue to reference SLU’s COVID-19 website for more information as well. 


Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

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