Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

April 3, 2020

Covid-19 Resources for Current Students

 (Race & Equity Initiative)

We remain dedicated to improving equity and belonging at the University of Washington in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are all impacted by efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in our communities.

While classes move online, we realize that day-to-day interactions and access to in-person resources are limited. In addition to physical limitations, many of us still face challenges based on our marginalized identities: income inequity, bias, microaggressions, violence, houselessness etc… . We recognize that systemic and interpersonal barriers to belonging are still real and experienced during this global public health crisis. Please know that there are resources available to you to help you navigate and find community while you work towards achieving your educational goals.

As a UW student and valued community member, we urge you to be attentive to your physical health and follow the guidelines of health and governmental authorities regarding Covid-19. In addition to your physical safety, we strongly encourage you to stay mindful of your emotional and mental wellbeing and seek resources when you need them.

While we may be physically separated, we will remain available and connected via technology in order to support our students. We hope the resources listed here will help you fulfill crucial needs and find personalized support.

 

Rickey Hall, Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer

Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

 

These resources have been compiled as a result of crowd sharing & researching information. While they are meant to inform and benefit members of the UW community, not all of these resources are directly connected to or endorsed by the UW.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

UW & Community: 

Issues:

Food Support:

General Healthcare: 

Housing Support: 

Immigration Related Information:

Undocumented Communities:

K-12 Students:

Technology & Course Support:

Utilities:

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, unlimited data to existing customers, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days no extra charge
  • Comcast:

Small Business & Artist Support: 

Community & Fun Amidst Social Distancing:

UW & Community: 

If you have additional, relevant resources to share, please send links and description to Leilani Lewis, associate director, diversity communications and outreach.