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Washington University in St. Louis COVID-19 Response

At present there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the WashU campus. 

Washington University interim policy on visitors

Whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact.

To learn more about the university's response to COVID-19 visit the Emergency Management site

COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Below are resources available to support entrepreneurs and small businesses in response to COVID-19. Many of the resources listed link to organization pages that feature multiple resources. If you have any resources you would like us to share our audience email sccommunications@wustl.edu.

RESOURCE PAGES

St. Louis Regional Chamber - Business information center for St. Louis regional businesses.

STL Partnership - Resources for St. Louis area small business owners. 

St. Louis Business Journal - Small business resources guide. 

St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective - Resources to help small business transition to a virtual set up at low to no cost. (Online Resources) (Financial Resources)

MOSourceLink - A portal of resources for Missouri businesses. 

The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) - Resources for organizations, small businesses, universities, and others.

Sam Fox School - Resources to support architects and artists.

LOANS/ FUNDING 

U.S. Small Business Administration - Small business guidance and loan resources. 

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and the St. Louis Development Corporation - A zero-loan program for small businesses in the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Arch Grants Relief Fund - Reallocated Arch Grants organizational funds to support previous Arch Grants Founders.

Business for All - $10,000 emergency COVID-19 grants to help businesses in crisis. 

Facebook Small Business Grants Program - Cash grants and ad credits for businesses experiencing disruptions resulting from COVID-19.

CASE Smart Impact Capital - Duke has made it's online capital tool free for six months if you sign up by April 8. 

EVENTS 

Future events to be announced.

WAYS TO HELP 

Competitions and donation opportunities.

STL Gives - Donation support at the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Black & Veatch Ignite COVID-19 Response Accelerator - A virtual, remote initiative open to startups and others with emerging solutions that can mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our communities. 

Hackernoon - A list of opensource ventilator projects.

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies - A group to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open-source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.

Open Source Ventilator - a project to develop COVID-19 related medical supplies. 

IFIXIT - Crowdsource repair information for hospital equipment.