COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

Updates to Webster COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to the rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant and concern for additional variants, Webster University will require all students, faculty, and staff begin the vaccination process by the start of the Fall semester. Information on vaccine availability on campus and steps for those requesting exemptions will be released shortly. For more information, see the full message at Updates to Webster COVID-19 Guidelines.

Safety for students, staff and their families is our No. 1 priority. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Review these pages for policy updates, expectations when on campus, and the latest information.

Known Cases Reporting

These totals are updated when new information becomes available. Due to Webster University's distributed model, with campuses on four continents and a global online network, known cases are segmented by location and remote/online settings in the table on this page.

  • (Last updated April 29) Webster Groves Main Campus: Since the beginning of the Fall 2020 term, Webster is aware of 23 confirmed cases among residential students at the Webster Groves main campus, 31 among students who commute to the Webster Groves campus, and 31 cases among employees working on campus.
  • (Last updated April 29) Worldwide, including online and in person, since March 2020, Webster is aware of 203 total cases of individual students, faculty or staff in our worldwide communities reporting positive tests, including individuals who were studying or working remotely/online at the time of their positive case. See a breakdown of cases by location (both on-campus and remote) in this table.
  • What if I test positive? Individuals should review the protocols outlined here for reporting a positive case and understanding the next steps taken by the individual and the university.


The safety and operations of our locations will improve as more people become vaccinated. Webster University held vaccination events on the main campus in April and May, open to the public. We strongly encourage all employees and students to receive a vaccine at the earliest possible opportunity. Doing so will increase the safety of our community and enhance the educational and cultural experiences for everyone.


The email address has been created for questions about operations that are not already addressed on this website. We encourage community members to first read these pages and the various links and sections to get the latest updates. However, this email is available to funnel specific questions to the subject matter experts within Webster’s operations for all other questions that cannot be addressed in these webpages.

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