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As Washington University navigates challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many members of our community have asked what they can do to help.

In response to those requests—and with immense gratitude for the generous spirit of our university community—we have created two WashU Crisis Response Funds dedicated to supporting students and employees who have been adversely affected: The WashU Crisis Response Student Fund and The WashU Crisis Response Employee Fund.

Your gift to either of these funds will directly benefit those who need financial assistance at this extraordinary time.

Additional Ways You Can Help

Social Distancing 
Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick and place at least six feet of space between yourself and other people.

Donate personal protective equipment
In anticipation of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—such as masks, gowns, gloves and eyewear—at university-affiliated hospitals and clinics, medical students are asking for donations. Opened cases or other containers are acceptable, but NOT used items. 
Needed items include:

■ Eye protection, including face shields and goggles (glasses are not effective)
■ N-95 respirator masks
■ Masks
■ Gloves
■ Gowns

Shipping address for PPE donations:

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Donations
Clayton Avenue Building 
Attention: Donations, Abdul Johnson 
4353 Clayton Avenue 
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

This site will also accept in-person donations from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Donors should preschedule drop-off by filling out this form or contacting Abdul Johnson abdul.johnson@bjc.org and Ky Kee ky.kee@wustl.edu.

3D-Printed PPEs
If you are interested in donating 3D-printed personal protective equipment such as face shields, contact Ali Kosydor, director of the Healthcare Innovation Lab, for additional information and guidance: Ali.Kosydor@bjc.org or 217-556-1007.​

Crowdsourced Supercomputing for Research
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Greg Bowman, PhD, and his team are researching potential treatments for COVID-19, and their research relies on the collective power of volunteers’ home computers to perform complex calculations and simulations. To participate in this crowdsourced supercomputing project and put your computer to work against coronavirus, visit foldingathome.org.



Search #WashUTogether on social media to see how members of the WashU community are finding ways to help their communities—and one another—during this crisis.

Additional Resources

Visit coronavirus.wustl.edu for official university updates.

Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction: three WashU epidemiologists in public health separate truth from myth.

"Show me the Science," a podcast about work involving COVID-19, is now available from the School of Medicine.

Stay informed and connected to WashU with these digital resources and virtual exeriences​.

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