Planning for a safe, healthy return to our campuses

President Cauce assembled two task forces to plan for how we safely return to in-person learning and how we safely enable more employees to return to in-person work on our campuses. The UW’s plans will follow Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” phased approach to recovery and guidance from local health departments. The task force pages will be updated with new information and guidelines as work continues.

Until people have equitable access to a vaccine and/or effective treatments, planning for the autumn 2020 quarter and beyond will resemble turning a dial, rather than flicking a switch. We must be flexible and prepared to ease or ramp up restrictions based on the rate of viral transmission in our region. The pandemic’s impacts are wide-ranging and varied between people, so the UW is approaching next steps through the lens of understanding how our decisions affect the health and well-being of everyone in our community.

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Back-to-School

Learn about the work taking place to promote health and academic excellence during the pandemic.

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

Back-to-the-Workplace

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