Novel coronavirus information

Campus operations


September 15, 2022

Expectations for autumn quarter instruction (Message to Seattle campus instructors)

Instruction and operations in autumn quarter will be similar to spring quarter, and we expect all courses to be taught in person, unless they are indicated otherwise in the autumn quarter course time schedule. This allows our students to better set their study, commuting, work and family schedules.


Welcome back, Huskies! (Message to Seattle campus students)

To make the most of their time at the UW, Vice President for Student Life Denzil Suite encourages students to review updated health guidance in our Back-to-School Checklist, explore ways to get involved, and learn about resources on campus to support their education.


September 14, 2022

Updates on the UW’s response to COVID-19 and monkeypox (Message to the UW community)

On behalf of the UW’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases, Dr. Geoff Gottlieb is sharing information about current health conditions – specifically the COVID-19 pandemic and the monkeypox outbreak – and steps we can take together to help ourselves and our community be healthy and well as we start the academic year.


June 2, 2022

Current COVID-19 conditions and looking ahead to summer and fall (Message to the UW community)

As we conclude the spring quarter, Dr. Geoff Gottlieb, chair of the Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases, provides an update on current health conditions as well as the UW’s health plans for summer and fall.


April 26, 2022

Update on current COVID-19 conditions, masks strongly recommended (Message to the UW community)

The University strongly recommends wearing well-fitting, high-quality masks indoors. New treatments for COVID-19 are also available.


March 28, 2022

Spring quarter health and wellness reminders (Message to the UW community)

On behalf of the UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases, I’m writing to share some health and wellness reminders to help us all have a healthy and successful start to the spring quarter.


March 8, 2022

Update on spring quarter classes and changes to UW mask policies (Message to UW students)

As we near the end of winter quarter, we want to let you know that spring quarter classes and experiences will again be held largely in person and to also update you on changes in UW mask policies.


Update on spring quarter classes, operations and mask policies (Message to instructors and personnel)

With the improved health situation, spring quarter classes, experiences and services will again be held largely in person and we will also be updating the UW’s mask policies.


February 22, 2022

Updates to UW policies on masks at outdoor events, vaccine verification at venues (Message to the UW community)

In line with recent state and local actions, the UW is changing its policies on masks at outdoor events and vaccine verification at events and venues.


January 27, 2022

Where to pick up free, high-quality masks starting Jan. 31

The University of Washington is expanding distribution of high-quality masks to the University community beginning Jan. 31. These include KN95, KF94, N95 and surgical masks, all of which have been approved by UW Environmental Health & Safety.



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