Novel coronavirus information

Campus operations

September 28, 2023

Protecting yourself against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses (Message to the UW community)

This message is being sent to students, staff, faculty and academic personnel across the University of Washington. Dear UW community, Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Washington! As we begin autumn quarter, I’m writing on behalf of the UW’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases to share steps we can all take…

May 8, 2023

Changes to University COVID-19 policies (Message to the UW community)

With the improved public health situation and the ending of state and federal emergency orders, the UW is changing several coronavirus-related policies.

March 30, 2023

Face coverings continue to be required in UW healthcare facilities after April 3

The University of Washington will continue to require facemasks in healthcare and clinical facilities after the statewide healthcare mask order from the Washington State Secretary of Health ends on April 3, 2023.

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.

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