Novel coronavirus information

2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) testing

July 7, 2020, was the last date a UW community member reported a positive COVID-19 test result.
Presumptive positive and/or confirmed positive test results by campus:
Campus Students Faculty & other
academic personnel
Staff Total
Bothell campus 2 0 2 4
Seattle campus 181 7 34 222
Tacoma campus 6 0 0 6
TOTAL 189 7 36 232

*These figures are based on cases reported to the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S). When possible, test results are verified with a public health agency and/or UW Medicine. Due to the increase in private labs administering tests, and the possibility that not all cases are reported to EH&S, the information above may not include all cases of COVID-19 among UW community members.

**Count excludes UW Medicine employees and persons not affiliated with the UW.

EH&S contacts UW community members with COVID-19 to learn more about their symptom onset, provide public health recommendations for isolation and testing, and conduct contact tracing of other UW community members. Guidance is provided directly to those individuals. For more information, refer to the FAQ: “How does the UW respond when a member of the UW community has confirmed COVID-19?

Community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 continues locally, in our region and in the United States. Wearing masks when around others, practicing physical distancing and other precautions are vital to slowing this outbreak.

Visit the Washington State Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak page to view information and statistics by county and statewide.

Information on positive tests

Greek Row cases

  • The UW and Public Health Seattle – King County are responding to a cluster of cases among residents of Greek houses north of the Seattle campus and their close contacts. At least 139 UW students are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 due to this specific outbreak as of 4 p.m. on July 7. These confirmed tests are included in the above table and this entry will be updated regularly as tests are confirmed by UW Environmental Health & Safety. Media coverage may be utilizing self-reported numbers from the Interfraternity Council and therefore be different than the count listed here. Learn more.

July 6: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus ­­­­­­­ employee developed symptoms on July 1 . The employee’s last day on campus was July 1.

July 3: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 29. The student’s last day on campus was March 13.

July 2: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 23. The student’s last day on campus was June 12.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 29. The student’s last day on campus was June 29.

July 1: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee who was asymptomatic tested positive on July 1.  The employee was last on campus on June 20.

June 30: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 22. The student’s last day on campus was March 6.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 27. The student’s last day on campus was June 27.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 23.  The student’s last day on campus was June 12.

June 29: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 18. The students last day on campus was June 5.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on June 17. The students last day on campus was March 14.

June 28: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 22. The student’s last day on campus was March 4.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on June 24. The employee’s last day on campus was June 19.

June 25: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 12. The student’s last day on campus was March 13.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 20. The student’s last day on campus was June 10.
  • A Seattle campus employee was tested on June 22. The employee’s last day on campus was March 13.

June 24: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 22. The student’s last day on campus was June 19.

June 23: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 18. They are in self-isolation in a residence hall.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 22. They are in self-isolation in a residence hall.
  • A Seattle campus student who was asymptomatic tested positive on June 22. The student was last at their worksite on June 20.

June 10: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on June 8. The student’s last day on campus was March 11.

June 7: One positive test

  • A Tacoma campus student developed symptoms on May 27. The student’s last day on campus was January 1.

June 3: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on May 21. The employee’s last day on campus was May 12.

June 2: One positive test

  • A UW Tacoma student developed symptoms on April 4. The student’s last day on the Tacoma campus was March 6.

June 1: One positive test

  • A UW Tacoma student developed symptoms on May 27. The student’s last day on the Tacoma campus was March 6.

May 20: One positive test

  • A Tacoma campus student developed symptoms on April 12. The student’s last day on the Tacoma campus was in September 2019.

May 13: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on May 4. The student’s last day on campus was February 15.

May 10: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on April 16. The student’s last day on the Seattle campus was March 14.

May 9: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on April 29. The employee’s last day at a University location was April 3.

May 8: One positive test

  • A UW Bothell student developed symptoms on April 22. The student’s last day on campus was March 6.

May 6: Two positive tests

  • A UW Tacoma student developed symptoms on April 13. The student’s last day on campus was March 17.
  • A UW Bothell student developed symptoms on April 16. The student’s last day on campus was March 6.

May 4: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus faculty member tested positive on May 2. The faculty member’s last day on campus was April 29.

May 3: One positive test

  • A Bothell campus employee developed symptoms on April 23. The employee’s last day on campus was March 9.

April 29: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 20. The employee’s last day on campus was March 20.

April 24: One positive test

  • A Tacoma campus undergraduate student developed  symptoms on March 24 and is now fully recovered. The student’s last day on campus was March 12.

April 23: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus graduate student, who was last on campus on February 27.

April 22: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee tested positive on April 17 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was April 15.
  • A Seattle campus employee tested positive on April 21 and was last on campus on April 20.

April 17: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student tested positive on March 21. The student’s last day on campus was March 4.

April 15: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on April 8. The employee’s last day on campus was March 11.

April 13: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 29. The employee’s last day on campus was March 26.

April 10: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 31. The employee’s last day at work was March 26.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on April 3. The student’s last day on campus March 2.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on April 5. The student was last on campus in December 2019.

April 8: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 20 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 2.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on April 5 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 31.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 31 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was February 26.

April 5: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on March 31 and is recovering in isolation in a residence hall designated for isolation. UW Housing and Food Services maintains an FAQ with details on how it is responding to COVID-19.

April 3: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 30 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 23.

April 2: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 26 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 17.
  • A Seattle campus faculty member developed symptoms on March 27 and is recovering at home. The faculty member’s last day on campus was March 9.

April 1: Four positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee passed away on March 31, and subsequently a COVID-19 test came back as positive. The employee’s last day on campus was March 20. Our sincere condolences to their family and loved ones.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 22, and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 18.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 21 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 15.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 28 and is recovering at home. The employee’s last day on campus was March 27.

March 31: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus faculty member developed symptoms on March 11. Their last day on campus was March 10.

March 29: Three positive tests

  • A Seattle campus graduate student developed symptoms on March 24. The student’s last day on campus was March 6.
  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on March 11 and has not been on campus since December 2019. The student is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 25 and is recovering at home.

March 27: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus faculty member developed symptoms on March 17. The person’s last day on campus was March 10.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 24. The employee’s last day on campus was March 20.

March 26: Two positive tests

  • A Bothell campus employee developed symptoms on March 23. The employee’s last day on campus was March 17.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 19. The employee’s last day on campus was March 18.

March 25: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus student developed symptoms on March 14 and is recovering at home.

March 24: Four positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee who developed symptoms on March 4 and is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee who developed symptoms on March 19 and whose last day on campus was March 11.
  • A Seattle campus student who developed symptoms on March 15 and is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee who has not been on campus since February 27 and is recovering at home.

March 23: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee who developed symptoms on March 7 and is recovering at home.

March 22: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus employee, last on campus on March 11 and 12, developed symptoms on March 13 and is recovering at home.

March 21: One positive test

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  • A Seattle campus student who developed symptoms on March 11 and is recovering at home out of state.

March 20: Two positive tests

  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 14 and is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee developed symptoms on March 10 and is recovering at home.

March 19: Five positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student who developed symptoms on March 4 and has not been on campus or in close contact with UW community members since that time. The student is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee who has not been on campus or had contact with UW community members since before symptoms began on 3/14. The employee is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus student who developed symptoms on March 10 and has not been on campus since March 6. The student is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus student who developed symptoms on March 9 and has not been on campus since March 5. The student is recovering at home.
  • A Seattle campus student who has not been on campus or had contact with UW community members since developing symptoms on March 9. The student is recovering at home.

March 18: Six positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student who was last in class on March 5 and last on campus March 9. She developed symptoms on March 12 and was tested on March 13. The student is recovering at home out of state.
  • A Seattle campus student who was last on campus February 8 and developed symptoms on March 12.
  • A Seattle campus student who was last in class on March 5 and developed symptoms on March 10. The student is self-isolating in their residence hall.
  • A Seattle campus student who was last in class on March 2 and developed symptoms on March 11, at which point they began staying home. The student was tested on March 16 and results received on March 18.
  • A Seattle campus student who was last on campus March 5 and developed symptoms on March 12. The student is recovering at home.
  • A long-time UW faculty member on the Seattle campus who was ill and hospitalized with COVID-19. The faculty member passed away on March 17. Our hearts go out to their family and loved ones.

March 17: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus faculty member, who was last on campus Friday, March 13, developed symptoms on Saturday, March 14, and was tested over the weekend. As a precaution, the areas that the faculty member spent time in on March 13 will be cleaned and disinfected, which include an office and a conference room.

March 15: Five positive tests

  • A Seattle campus student employee who last came to work on February 27. The student has not been on campus since developing symptoms on March 1.
  • The student’s roommate, also a UW student on the Seattle campus, who also has not been on campus since developing symptoms.
  • A Seattle campus student who traveled out of state notified the University they had tested positive after arriving to their destination.
  • A Seattle campus graduate student, last on campus March 4, who stayed at home after developing symptoms on March 9. Two roommates of this student are also experiencing symptoms and are also staying at home.
  • A Seattle campus employee reported symptoms last week and is staying at home. The employee has not been on campus since developing symptoms.

March 13: One positive test

  • A Seattle campus resident from Lander Hall tested positive on March 12. The apartment, rooms and common areas of Lander Hall, and other limited areas that the student had been in on campus since showing symptoms on March 11, were cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health recommendations.

March 12: One positive test

  • A UW Seattle campus graduate student tested positive on March 11. The student was last on campus on March 6. The student lived in the Mercer Court campus housing. The apartment, rooms and common areas of Mercer Court and other buildings that the student had been in on campus were cleaned and disinfected per public health guidance.

March 6: First presumed positive test

  • A UW staff member who works in Roosevelt Commons East received a presumptive positive test. Out of an abundance of caution, the building was closed for appropriate cleaning.