Novel coronavirus information

Campus operations


May 18, 2021

Guidance on returning to campuses, mask requirement (Message to employees)

Today we’re sharing details on an important part of our return — guidance for what the “post-pandemic” workplace will be like — as well as updates on planning around additional instructional resources and mask and vaccine requirements.


May 12, 2021

Safe return to campus: Presidential town hall

President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a virtual town hall on May 12 for the UW community of students, families, faculty and staff to discuss the safe return to in-person learning in the fall.


April 15, 2021

Autumn quarter planning and vaccine eligibility updates (Message to Seattle instructors)

We are writing today to share information on the autumn quarter course schedule, teaching resources and vaccinations to help you plan ahead for the return to campus.


Autumn quarter course schedule and vaccine eligibility updates (Message to Seattle students)

As we all plan ahead for the return to campus, we are happy to share some information on both autumn quarter courses and vaccinations.


April 1, 2021

Spring quarter and commencement (Message to Seattle campus students)

The University is working to expand the number of in-person services and activities this spring, and planning for how we will recognize our graduates.


March 31, 2021

Phase 3 guidance for instructors and student services (Message to instructors and staff)

Last week, we shared details on what Phase 3 means for our University operations and extended telework flexibility to Sept. 10 for those employees who want to continue to work remotely and can do so without impeding operations. We are now able to share guidance on in-person instruction-related activities and student services.


March 22, 2021

Phase 3, extension of telework and new vaccine eligibility (Message to employees)

While the University of Washington is on spring break this week, there is still much activity taking place as our state moves forward in its phased recovery and we continue planning for the safe return to our campuses. We’re writing to today to provide you with updates in three key areas.


February 1, 2021

Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses now in Phase 2 of recovery plan

The state of Washington has moved the Puget Sound Region (King, Pierce and Snohomish counties) to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan.


January 19, 2021

Spring quarter plans and returning to campus this fall (Message to Seattle employees)

In advance of the spring quarter time schedule being posted this Friday, we are writing to share the plans for the Seattle campus this spring, as well as our intent to return to in-person instruction this fall.


Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses in Phase 1 of state’s recovery plan

With the state of Washington’s transition from the Safe Start plan to the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery, the University of Washington’s COVID-19 recovery status page has been updated to reflect what activities are allowed under the new plan’s phases and in accordance with the state’s Campus Reopening Guide.



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