All UW campuses are in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan.
Face coverings are required indoors and when safe distance can’t be maintained outdoors. Learn more.
Students in a nursing simulation class spread out around the classroom to follow physical distancing guidelinesLiving and working during the pandemic poses new challenges. These resources for staff, faculty and academic personnel will help make your experience safe and productive whether you’re working in person or remotely.

Husky Coronavirus Testing

Enroll now, particularly if you plan to be on campus once a week or more, or if you live with multiple people in a neighborhood near campus.

Coronavirus FAQ

Addressing topics including what to do if you get sick and the pandemic’s impacts on the UW’s operations, this FAQ covers a range of issues related to the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 safety training

This safety training on the prevention of COVID-19 is required for all UW employees prior to returning to in-person work.

Daily symptoms attestation

All UW employees are required to complete the symptom attestation in Workday each day they plan to work onsite at a UW campus or facility.

Teaching resources

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers resources on topics including best practices for remote instruction, and Student Life has created a guide to face coverings in the classroom (pdf). Meanwhile, UW-IT has a guide for ensuring online courses are available to students studying outside the United States.

Support for caregivers

UW HR has compiled resources to support employees as they care for children and adults.

Learning spaces guidelines

These guidelines provide information on COVID-19 prevention in learning environments, including roles and responsibilities for cleaning.

Building readiness guidelines

UW Facilities has developed guidelines that provide an overview of how buildings on the Seattle campus are prepared and cleaned.

Personal protective equipment

UW Environmental Health & Safety summarizes types of personal protective equipment (pdf), from face coverings to respirators. Face coverings are also available for purchase. And if you left your mask or hand sanitizer at home, you can get safety gear at a Healthy Huskies Vending Machine.

Signage, posters and graphics

A number of signs, posters and digital graphics are available from Creative Communications for use in work spaces. Downloadable versions are also available.

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Back-to-School Task Force

Learn more about the task force overseeing how to promote both safety and academic excellence at the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

Sven Haakanson, a curator of Native American anthropology at the Burke Museum, works with artifacts at a lab bench.

Back-to-the-Workplace Task Force

Learn more about the resources and information available to help staff, faculty and other academic personnel work safely and productively whether on- or off-campus.