King and Pierce counties are currently in Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start plan.
The UW’s Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are also in Phase 2. Learn more.

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Staying safe as we plan for the future

We can save lives and stop COVID-19 if each of us does our part. The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat this disease.

As we develop and refine our plans for the fall, our goal is to provide a high-quality Husky Experience for every student, to support the vital research and service missions of the UW, and to continue to provide the outstanding medical care that keeps our community healthy and has been so instrumental in combating this virus. You can learn more about this work and find resources in the pages for the Back-to-School and Back-to-the-Workplace task forces, via updates to UW communities and in the autumn quarter FAQ for students.

If you are sick, you must stay home and if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if your health provider confirms or suspects COVID-19, please notify the UW Environmental Health & Safety Employee Health Center. This will enable them to uphold their public health responsibility to follow up with people who may be at risk. EH&S can also help facilitate COVID-19 testing for UW employees. UW Medicine employees should contact their Employee Health Services office. Additional details and contact information are on the FAQ page.

Student at a laptop computer


To protect the safety of students, faculty and other academic personnel, and staff, the UW will offer primarily remote instruction for autumn quarter.

Sven Haakanson, a curator of Native American anthropology at the Burke Museum, works with artifacts at a lab bench.


Learn more about the task force working on how to safely bring more employees back to the UW’s campuses.

Bronze W on Memorial Way on the Seattle campus


Read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and the UW’s response.

Stay Healthy, Huskies

Stay Healthy, Huskies

Find resources including posters, signage and graphics that you can use to support the fight against COVID-19.


A compilation of resources for students, faculty and staff seeking help in areas including academics, finances, health and wellness, and combating stigma.