I was lucky to have gotten COVID at a time where I was able to sustain myself for several days without leaving my dorm room.
We understand that WashU, like other universities, is in a difficult spot with limited housing and uncertainty on what the future may hold. However, if the University refuses to make accommodations, the onus falls on students to make them — and it shouldn’t.
This year, the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University continues to strongly recommend the booster. At the same time, Washington University is loosening COVID-19 quarantine and isolation policies.
This semester saw the highest COVID rates on campus since the pandemic began, which led the University to put students in overflow isolation housing.
COVID-19 has irreparably changed our college experience, but juniors and seniors have a particularly tragic story — we were promised something that was ultimately pulled right out from under us.
Washington University’s positivity rate for entry and pre-arrival testing was less than 1% as students returned to campus.
Mishka Narasimhan and Will Leidig started the podcast Master Minds to spotlight leading medical professionals and scientists, educating students and young adults about current healthcare policies.
Washington University concluded the semester’s first two weeks of online classes Friday, marking the first time most courses have been fully remote since Spring 2021. For many students, the return to remote learning signified a rocky start to the semester.
The lack of a booster mandate is confounding at best and troubling at worst.
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