UW News

November 2, 2020

Video: Free coronavirus testing for UW community open for more enrollment

UW News


The Husky Coronavirus Testing program, powered by the Seattle Flu Study, launched on Sept. 24 and now has more than 12,500 members of the UW community enrolled and has conducted more than 10,000 tests.

All UW students, faculty and other academic personnel, and staff who will be at a UW campus or facility — especially those who will be there at least once a week — are strongly encouraged to enroll. The program is voluntary and available to these groups on the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

Testing is provided at no cost at designated testing sites on the Seattle campus, and with self-administered tests provided at the Bothell and Tacoma campuses. The COVID-19 testing is performed by the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, which runs the Seattle Flu Study. The broad community testing is being conducted as a research study conducted with the approval of UW Research’s Human Subjects Division.

“People should feel great about participating in the HCT program,” said Dr. Ana Weil, an infectious disease specialist in the UW School of Medicine who is coordinating the Husky Coronavirus Testing program. “It is the Number 1 way that people can learn more about testing and also a great way to help keep themselves and their friends and family safe.”