Brown School > COVID-19 Brown Page Content 1A Message from the DeanWashington University has taken major steps to try to slow down the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the risk to our community. To this end, instruction will only be via distance learning, with the use of online learning options. You can read the related message from our Chancellor here, and my March 14 communication to our student body here. The Brown School has mobilized to maintain our academic and research mission and to ensure our students receive the credits they need to complete their degrees. On this page, you will find resources for students, faculty, staff, field instructors and others. You should regularly check your email for updates from the administration, your individual course instructors, practicum sites and more. Please also pay close attention to your health and minimize your risk of getting sick. You will find some reliable sources of information at the bottom of this page. Sudden shifts such as these in academic, research and business operations are likely to create many questions and raise anxiety. (Some key tips for managing this anxiety are located here.) We will try to support you in whatever ways we can, and keep this site updated. Please also know that we will make decisions to protect the health of our Brown School community and our region. During times of crisis, it is important to learn on our core values to guide us. Your commitment to protecting the health and safety of each other, supporting and connecting in times of challenge and uncertainty, and your willingness to be flexible, patient, calm and positive in a crisis demonstrate a set of shared values that is inspirational. I invite you to read my full March 18 statement on how we have to lean on these values to move forward, together. - Mary McKay Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School To the right, you will find various Brown School resources, FAQ, virtual town hall info and more. Keep scrolling down for more information and resources on the virus itself.