Novel coronavirus information

December 11, 2020

Coming to campus for winter quarter? Plan ahead to get tested (Message to Seattle students on campus for winter quarter)

This message was sent to students planning to live or take in-person classes on the Seattle campus, or who are members of a chapter affiliated with the Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Association. Similar messages are being sent to students at the Bothell and Tacoma campuses who will live or learn on campus in winter quarter.

Dear Huskies,

I hope you’re having a successful conclusion to autumn quarter and staying safe and healthy. I wanted to reach out to you about coronavirus testing for the start of winter quarter so you can plan ahead.

If you plan to live on campus, take an in-person course and/or live in the Greek community during winter quarter, get a COVID test no more than 72 hours before coming to campus at the start of the quarter or shortly after arriving.

If you’re not already enrolled in Husky Coronavirus Testing, enroll now so that you’re eligible to get a return-to-campus test as well as to receive tests during winter quarter.

Of course, testing is only one way we are combating the coronavirus. I want to thank you for continuing to follow the 3 W’s — wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance — and, as hard as it is during the holiday season, avoiding indoor gatherings with people you don’t live with. The end of the pandemic is in sight, and if we all continue to do our part we will be able to return to a more normal way of living and learning even sooner.

Thank you for the care and compassion you’ve shown to each other, and best wishes for a safe and healthy winter break.


Denzil J. Suite
Vice President for Student Life