COVID-19 FAQ | Webster University


Common Questions from the Webster Community

This FAQ will be updated as new developments and guidance warrant.

What is COVID 19?

COVID 19 is respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in dozens of countries throughout the world. See the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page or European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the latest information on its transmission.

What is Webster doing regarding COVID 19?

As a global institution, Webster has policies and protocols in place for monitoring developments, making decisions as needed, and communicating to impacted constituents and to our community. The health and safety of the Webster University community worldwide is of primary importance. This is a developing and changing situation. A task force has been created to assess the latest information and coordinate Webster's operational response.

Please continue to visit this site for the latest updates and guidance.

Will Webster Cancel Travel and/or Study Abroad Programs?

Based on Webster University’s travel policy protocol, which aligns with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisories, restrictions for travel to some locations have been established, and more may be added as conditions warrant. 

Please visit the Webster Division of Global Education's coronavirus page for the latest decisions and specific questions impacting study abroad programs and other Webster-sponsored travel.

Will Webster Move Classes Online?

Out of an abundance of caution, Webster University’s COVID-19 Task Force has recommended that in-person classes at most campuses be converted to online. See the campuses affected by this move here.

Students may find more details on the Information for Students Page.

How Can I Stay Informed?