UW News

January 30, 2020

UPDATE: Negative coronavirus test results for third UW student; no confirmed cases and no more tests pending

UW News

The UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (ACCD) announced Thursday that it received negative test results for the third of three students who have been tested for coronavirus. Two students had previously also tested negative, and there are no remaining tests pending among any members of the UW community.

There continue to be no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among UW community members.

As of January 30, there is only one case of confirmed novel coronavirus infection in Washington state. It is in Snohomish County and is not related to UW.

An FAQ page has been provided for students, faculty and staff with questions about the coronavirus.

 

UW-related travel (updated 1/27/2020)

This coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised their travel advisory to a level 3: CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. Anyone with questions about UW-related travel to or from an area with confirmed cases of coronavirus can contact the UW Office of Global Affairs.

 

How to get additional reliable information

 

The University’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases is monitoring the outbreak in coordination with state and local health departments. The committee will provide updated information to the campus community as the situation evolves.

 

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CONTACT: Victor Balta, balta@uw.edu