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COVID-19 Update March 19

Dear members of the Saint Louis University community, 

Today, we learned that a second SLU student has tested positive for COVID-19. That student lives out of state and has not been on campus since traveling abroad to a country with significant community spread.

I don’t share this with you to elicit fear, but rather to ask for your prayers for this student and their family, and to continue to act with transparency. Our community can rally in support of those in need – as you have shown me the past few weeks – and I ask that you continue to keep those affected by COVID-19 in your heart. 

A few other updates to make you aware of: 

Thank you for your continued, relentless support of Saint Louis University. Please keep monitoring SLU’s COVID-19 website for more information. You can continue to send your COVID-19 questions to  


Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

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