Last updated on March 30, 2020 at 9:21 p.m. 

The health of our campus community, and of the public, is of paramount importance to Washington University School of Medicine. 

Our department, the School of Medicine, and the University are monitoring the situation and are working hard to develop and implement policies to protect our community. This page serves as a resource for anesthesiology department members regarding COVID-19. For university-wide guidance, visit coronavirus.wustl.edu.

Departmental Communications

The situation continues to rapidly change and we encourage all department members to carefully read our department communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises.

Message from the Chair, Michael S. Avidan, March 18, 2020 (PDF)
Password protected In the face of what could prove to be one of the defining health challenges of our generation, it is crucial that we unite as a community, and support one another. Only through our connectivity and care will we be able to confront successfully the difficulties ahead.

Message from Department Executive Leadership, March 17, 2020 (PDF)
Password protected — Additional details surrounding the announcement from Dean Perlmutter regarding vacation and travel restrictions for all of our faculty, staff, and trainees.

Message from Department Executive Leadership, March 15, 2020 (PDF)
Password protected — Out of abundance of care, and to allow us to focus our efforts on the fight against COVID-19, telecommuting policies are outlined in this update.

View archived messages (password protected).

    Calling in Sick?

    Complete the steps below if you have health concerns and are unable to come to work:

    Health concerns related to acute illness?

    All essential clinical personnel who are ill and/or unable to come to work must call and leave a voice message on our Sick Call Hotline at (314) 454-7954 before your shift start time.

    Be sure to indicate the following:

      1. SPELL your name.
      2. Specify LOCATION and SHIFT you were supposed to work.
      3. Reason for calling off.

    Health concerns related to COVID-19 symptoms?

    If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are experiencing symptoms:

    Step 1: Call the WashU COVID-19 hotline
    (314) 935-8300 or (888) 234-2863 for screening.

    Step 2: Notify your supervisor

    Step 3: Call department Sick Hotline
    All essential clinical personnel who are ill and/or unable to come to work must call and leave a voice message on our Sick Call Hotline at (314) 454-7954 before your shift start time. Be sure to indicate the following:

      1. SPELL your name.
      2. Specify LOCATION and SHIFT you were supposed to work.
      3. Reason for calling off.

    Additional resources can be found at the Occupational Health contact information below:

      • WashU Employees: call (314) 362-3528
      • BJH Employees: call (314) 454-7002, or if after hours, call: (314) 503-2695

    COVID-19 Info Hotline

    (314) 935-8300
    Out of Area: (888) 234-2863


    Occupational Health

    WashU Employees
    (314) 362-3528

    BJH Employees
    (314) 454-7002
    After hours: (314) 503-2695


     

    Educational & Clinical Protocols

    Research

    Other

    Airway Response

    COVID-19 Patient Transport

    COVID-19 Testing

    HR & Payroll

    Message from Executive Director in Anesthesiology, March 16, 2020 (PDF) 

    Password protected — We have been getting a lot of questions from across the Department relating to a number of issues. We look to provide some answers, as best we know today, and could be subject to change as further announcements come out.

    Key Resources
    Childcare Information

    Department Sponsored Events

    In response to the ongoing presence and impact of COVID-19 across the US, the department will be making adjustments to the scheduling of events sponsored or facilitated by the department.

    Please consider conducting non-essential meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing. Zoom is available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

    These policies will be in effect until April 30, 2020, at which time new guidance might be issued for university activities taking place after that date.

    Status: Canceled

    • All Grand Rounds — March 18-April 30, 2020
    • South Africa — March 9-27, 2020
    • Case Review Committee (CRC) — March 13-April 30, 2020
    • POD 3 Monday Morning Conference  — March 13-April 30, 2020
    • Academic Career Night — March 18, 2020
    • Research Data Blitz — March 19, 2020
    • Research Seminar (ft. Venetia Zachariou, PhD) — March 24, 2020
    • Academic Evening — April 3, 2020
    • Research Seminar (ft. Julie A. Kauer, PhD) — April 7, 2020
    • Clinical Research Seminar (ft. Meaghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD) — April 14, 2020
    • Research Data Blitz — April 16, 2020
    • Research Seminar (ft. Shinjae Chung, PhD) — April 21, 2020
    • Participation in the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) — April 24-26, 2020
    • Research Seminar (ft. William Carlezon, PhD)— April 28, 2020
    • C.R. Stephen Lecture April 30, 2020