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Students request increased guidance from administration on COVID cases

WashU’s COVID guidelines remain unchanged from the fall semester despite an increase in COVID cases. Students have voiced a need for more guidance regarding COVID protocols and quarantining processes.

| Contributing Writer

Uncle Joe’s hosts suicide recognition and prevention workshop as demand for mental health care increases on campus

Uncle Joe’s taught around 25 students how to assess and help prevent suicidal ideation among their peers at a workshop, Friday

| Senior News Editor

WU partners with telehealth company TimelyCare to provide students with medical and mental health ‘safety net’

Washington University students will be able to access a variety of mental and medical health services from telehealth provider TimelyCare, starting in November

| Managing Editor

‘We are here and we want to listen’: Uncle Joe’s reopens its office after pandemic shift to virtual services, reports uptick in student usage

After suspending in-person counseling during the pandemic, Uncle Joe’s has reopened for the fall semester

| Contributing Reporter

WU expands testing access for students to include walk-in COVID tests out of Mudd Field tent

Washington University has the capacity to administer 250 tests per week through the facility.

| Senior News Editor

Instagram account ‘@stillwaiting_washu’ reveals inadequacy of WU mental health services, pushes for better resources

The anonymous instagram account @stillwaiting_washu, which provides a platform for students to anonymously share their negative experiences with the University’s mental health services, has spent the last two months raising awareness of inadequate mental health resources and calling for change.

| Staff Reporter

‘People are just being left in the cracks’: Activists organize mental health advocacy initiative to push for better resources

After witnessing the exacerbation of mental health issues for many students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of student organizations and individual activists have created an advocacy group for mental health-related issues on campus.

| Senior News Editor

Habif limits services as COVID-19 cases increase on campus, in St. Louis

As COVID-19 cases have increased in the St. Louis region, the Washington University community has simultaneously seen its own spike.

Anirudh Kesanapally | Staff Reporter

WU announces continuation of COVID policies for spring semester; students object to the replacement of spring break with two ‘wellness days’

Most of Washington University’s COVID-related policies, such as primarily online or hybrid classes, limited in-person gatherings and restricted occupancy in Residential Life housing will continue into the spring semester, according to a Nov. 18 email from Chancellor Andrew Martin and Provost Beverly Wendland.

and | Senior News Editors

University COVID alert level increases to orange as St. Louis sees an uptick in cases; campus infection rate remains low

The Danforth campus COVID-19 dashboard alert level returned to orange, or high alert this week. The high alert indicates that few on-campus activities will occur, and students and faculty should proceed with a high degree of caution.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Reporter

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