Novel coronavirus information


January 20, 2021

UW Medicine now scheduling Phase 1B vaccinations

UW Medicine is now scheduling vaccinations for individuals who qualify under Phase 1B – Tier 1 of the state’s vaccination plan.

January 19, 2021

The UW’s plans for spring quarter and for returning to campus this fall (Message to Seattle students)

This message was sent to all students at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Similar messages were sent to students at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. Dear Students, We hope you’ve had a successful start to the winter quarter, despite the challenges posed by the strife in our country and the continued suffering caused by…

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.

January 6, 2021

Winter 2021 COVID-19 testing for new students (Message to new students)

Husky Coronavirus Testing (HCT) offers voluntary COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff, helping prevent single infections from becoming outbreaks. You can enroll at any time and testing is free for you. Your data will be protected, and you will not get in trouble if you test positive.

December 17, 2020

UW Medicine guide to COVID-19 vaccines

UW Medicine has published a page with information on COVID-19 vaccines, which this week began to be administered to healthcare workers at higher risk of infection. The COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available for patients and UW Medicine is not currently scheduling appointments to receive the vaccine. There is no waitlist. President Cauce and leaders…

December 11, 2020

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

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.

December 10, 2020

COVID-19 safety during the holidays

As autumn quarter comes to a close, the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) has published a guide for having a happy and healthy holiday season while taking the necessary precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

November 30, 2020

How instructors can support students’ well-being, and academic and career success (Message to Seattle campus instructors)

As the end of the quarter approaches, you may notice that some of your students are struggling emotionally or academically. The pandemic has brought on cognitive, social and economic burdens that so many of our students are carrying. You can help them by referring them to appropriate on-campus resources.

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.

November 17, 2020

New state health restrictions and travel recommendations

Due to the exponential increase in COVID-19 infections in Washington and around the United States, Governor Inslee has implemented new restrictions, including prohibiting most indoor social gatherings. The Governor has also issued a travel advisory encouraging Washingtonians to stay home and avoid non-essential travel to other states and countries.

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