An Important Message about COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The Institute for Public Health seeks to follow University and national guidelines to help protect the health and well-being of our community against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We hope you will find this page to be a valuable resource in staying informed about this evolving situation.

the Institute for public health Response to COVID-19

The Institute for Public Health has dedicated a portion of its website to comprehensive information concerning the COVID-19 virus. In addition to the below resources, you can access the above link for the latest news, data, blogs, and policy information as well as research and reflections on COVID-19.

COrONavirus resources – translated

A document providing information about the Coronavirus in a variety of different languages. Topics include basic information; child care; distancing and mental health; hygiene, prevention and PPE; rights and employment and more. Use the tabs at the bottom of your screen to access topics and information.

Coronavirus fact vs. fiction

Read this article featuring WashU expert response to some of the  misinformation on COVID-19 currently being circulated.

Read this letter from Institute Director Dr. Bill Powderly

Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Read the latest national updates on the Coronavirus, what you should know about the virus itself, how to protect yourself from it and what to do if you think you’re sick.

City of St. Louis Covid-19 information

Get the latest news, updates and emergency orders regarding local reaction to the Coronavirus from Mayor Lyda Krewson and City of St. Louis health officials.

St. Louis County Covid-19 Information

This page offers information on changes to St. Louis county services and events due to Covid-19, ongoing messages from St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page and important numbers to reach for more information.

Washington University in St. Louis COVID-19 Information and GUIDELINES

Read updates concerning how Washington University is responding to the Coronavirus. This page includes ongoing messages from Chancellor Martin, a campus COVID-19 hotline and other important emergency numbers, interim University travel policies and more.

An important note to visitors to Campus or University events regarding COVID-19

Whether or not you are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in a location identified here with widespread transmission of COVID-19 within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend University events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend University events.

This policy has been designed with input from the University’s COVID-19 response team, which includes leaders from across the university, including, importantly, infectious disease experts at the School of Medicine.

The Institute for Public Health is doing our best to provide opportunities for remote event and meeting participation using conferencing technology.  You can find all event cancellations or postponements on our events page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact


A newly created page from the Regional Data Alliance that organizes many powerful resource guides, news updates, and social media feeds around COVID-19.

BJC Healthcare Information Page

Find out about how BJC hospitals are responding to the changing COVID-19 situation, visitor policies and other BJC Healthcare-related information.