Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. If you use public transportation, your risk of exposure to COVID-19 can be high, especially when infection rates are rising.
General guidelines for everyone, regardless of your vaccination status:
For those with a vaccine exemption:
After your travel
Upon returning to your home, we strongly encourage you to self-screen daily for symptoms of COVID-19. We expect you to report any symptoms that might be COVID-19 to Student Health (314-977-2323), Employee Health (314-257-8400), or to your primary care provider so that you may be screened by a health professional to see if you need to be tested before coming to campus or class.
For those who are fully vaccinated:
COVID-19 testing after Thanksgiving travel
Due to the rising infection rates regionally and on our St. Louis campuses, we are expanding our COVID-19 testing availability the weeks of and after Thanksgiving. We have one testing clinic scheduled for Tuesday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Simon Rec Center. We are also adding a testing clinic on Monday, November 29 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome.
There also are other options available for you to obtain a COVID test, including at your local CVS and Walgreens. A full list of free COVID-19 community-based testing clinic options can be found here.
The state of Missouri offers free at-home COVID-19 testing. You can order a free test here. The kit is shipped to your address, instructions are provided for completing the test, and a free FedEx return label is provided to return your sample. Students living on campus may have the test kit shipped to their residence. If you lack transportation, you may bring your sample to one of our on-campus testing or vaccination clinics, and we will take the sample to FedEx for you.
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