University of Washington COVID-19 Case Tracking Dashboard

These figures are based on cases reported to the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S), including results from the Husky Coronavirus Testing program. Due to use of non-UW testing sites and the likelihood that not all cases are reported to EH&S, the information below may not include all cases of COVID-19 among UW community members. Count excludes UW Medicine clinical employees and persons not affiliated with the UW.

View a Tableau version of the dashboard.

Important dates - Expand to read about surges or dips in case counts with known explanations.

Greek Community Cases Winter Quarter: Between January 4 and March 29, 2021, 119 UW students who had in-person contact within the Greek community tested positive for COVID-19. The cases involved 26 of the 45 Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council chapters (14 sororities and 12 fraternities).

Greek Community Cases Autumn Quarter: Between September 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, 402 UW students tested positive during the fall quarter outbreak. The cases involved 28 of the 45 Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council chapters (16 sororities and 12 fraternities).

September 24, 2020: Start of the Husky Coronavirus Testing program

September 22-25, 2020: Residence hall move-in COVID-19 testing

September 8-17, 2020: Fraternity and Sorority COVID-19 testing

Greek Community Cases Summer Quarter: Between June and September, 2020, at least 154 UW students tested positive for COVID-19 in the summer quarter outbreak.

February 27, 2020: University reports first case of COVID-19.


This dashboard was launched Sept. 23, 2020. Daily case reports from the previous testing results page have been archived.

Using the dashboard

Data is uploaded to the dashboard one time each day, seven days per week. The date the data was last updated is indicated above the Cumulative Positive Cases table.

The Cumulative Positive Cases table reflects all positive cases among UW community members reported to the University.

Surges or dips in case counts with known explanations are noted in the “Important dates” section.


  • Campus – Primary campus where work or study is conducted, or main location of department (for those working or studying at an off-site location)
  • Faculty – Includes all faculty, academic personnel and visiting scholars
  • Staff – Includes classified non-union staff, contract classified staff and professional staff
  • Students – Includes part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and students employed by the University

Additional information sources

Please visit these webpages for local, state, and national COVID-19 case information:

Testing and reporting 

COVID-19 testing is available for all UW community members who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. UW community members who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, should stay home, get tested, and notify the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department:

Visit the COVID-19 Case Response page for more information about reporting requirements.

University response to positive cases

The UW Environmental Health & Safety Department follows up with UW community members who have COVID-19 and their close contacts, and takes action to prevention further transmission.

Find out more about the University’s response to a positive case of COVID-19, including case investigation, contact tracing, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection.

Stop the spread

The University of Washington is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for study, work and research.

Wearing a face covering, practicing physical distancing, staying home when sick and other precautions are vital to prevent transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 illness.

Visit the Novel coronavirus & COVID-19: facts and resources page to read about measures the University is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.