Novel coronavirus information

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November 19, 2020

UW employees now have early access to exposure notification app

The University of Washington is partnering with the Washington State Department of Health to extend early access to the Washington COVID-19 Exposure Notifications app to UW employees. This early access project will help the Washington State Department of Health pilot mobile phone-based exposure notifications prior to making the app available state-wide.


October 14, 2020

The UW’s plans for winter quarter (Message to faculty and staff)

We are writing to give you an update on plans for winter quarter in advance of the time schedule for winter being posted this Friday.


September 23, 2020

Resources and support for caregivers (Message to employees)

In addition to highlighting several resources for caregivers, we ask everyone at the University to provide as much support, compassion and understanding as they can to those with caregiving responsibilities


September 18, 2020

Preparing for autumn quarter (Message to instructors and staff)

With autumn quarter fast approaching, we want to thank each of you for working over the summer to prepare, from developing courses for remote instruction to readying residence halls and instructional spaces. Your contributions to each student’s Husky Experience are invaluable whether our students are learning online or in person.


September 14, 2020

UW announces COVID-19 testing program for students, faculty and staff across all three campuses (UW News)

The University of Washington on Monday announced a comprehensive COVID-19 fall quarter testing program in advance of some students, faculty and staff returning to the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses later this month.


August 25, 2020

Your back-to-school checklist (Message to Seattle campus students)

This message was sent to all incoming and current students at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Similar messages were sent to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students from their campus leaders. Dear UW Student, First, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. As the University of Washington prepares for autumn…


August 6, 2020

New details on the pandemic’s effects on autumn quarter learning and working (Message to faculty and staff)

In July, we committed to communicating, with as much certainty as possible, what to expect at the start of the academic year as our University, nation and world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we had feared, COVID-19 has continued to spread in our state and county, and we write today with what we expect to be final plans for autumn quarter classes, information we are also sharing with our students and their families today.


July 22, 2020

Things to consider as you prepare for autumn quarter (Message to students)

We hope you are well and safe during these difficult times. As we shared in our Back-to-School overview in late June, all of our planning for autumn quarter is subject to where our county, state and nation are in terms of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, the news on this front has not been good. Our nation is in the midst of an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.


July 10, 2020

Back-to-School Town Hall

President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a virtual town hall on Friday, July 10, with a panel of UW leaders to address these questions and offer a preview of what back-to-school will mean for the UW community.


June 29, 2020

Previewing autumn quarter at the University of Washington (Message to Seattle students)

We know you and your families are eager to learn more about autumn quarter. Over the past few months, we have been hard at work preparing for how we can be safely together on our campuses while offering robust experiences for students who aren’t yet able to return in person.



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