Novel coronavirus information


December 8, 2022

Preparing for a healthy winter break (Message to the UW community)

As we approach the winter break, Dr. Geoff Gottlieb updates the UW community on current public health conditions and to share steps we each can take to stay healthy in the face of the several respiratory viral illnesses that are circulating in our community. This will help protect individual health and the health of our entire community and put us in good position for the start of an in-person winter quarter next month.

October 31, 2022

UW COVID-19 vaccination requirement to continue (Message to the UW community)

On behalf of the UW’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases, Dr. Geoff Gottlieb is providing an update the continuation of the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement after the Governor’s emergency proclamation ends Oct. 31. This message also includes steps you can take to protect against respiratory illnesses this winter, including by getting an updated COVID-19 booster and a flu shot.

October 21, 2022

Stay healthy: Schedule your COVID-19 updated booster and flu shot now (Message to UW Medicine patients)

UW Medicine encourages all eligible people to schedule their COVID-19 vaccines and annual flu shots now. The new bivalent boosters from Pfizer and Moderna provide protection against the original virus that causes COVID-19 and omicron variants. UW Medical Center – Northwest and UW Medical Center – Montlake have many appointments available for the new boosters, but only for a limited time.

October 11, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics Oct. 17 and Nov. 3 & 4

The UW will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinics for UW students and employees on Monday, Oct. 17 and on Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4.

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.

September 2, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine boosters available at UW Medicine (Message to UW Medicine patients)

To Our Valued Patients: UW Medicine will begin providing the newly authorized COVID-19  booster shots from Pfizer and Moderna next week. The new boosters target both the original strain of the virus and the newer omicron subvariants, including BA.4 and BA.5. Both boosters were authorized for use this week by the Centers for Disease Control and…

August 15, 2022

King and Pierce counties move to “low” CDC community level, masks are recommended

Our University mask policy continues to be guided by CDC’s community level assessment and state and local health guidance. King and Pierce counties are now both in the “low” community level category, meaning masks are recommended inside all University facilities where they are not required.

June 8, 2022

Changes to HCT testing for this summer (Message to Husky Coronavirus Testing study participants)

Husky Coronavirus Testing is excited to continue to be a testing resource for the University of Washington through spring quarter 2023. We will be making several transitions over the summer to prepare for the start of the next academic year in September 2022.

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