General information regarding COVID-19 and the University may be found at the University of Washington Novel Coronavirus & COVID-19 Facts and Resources page. For more specific information, below is a list of links to resources.
Update to Face Coverings Policy: As of August 2, 2021, masks or other face coverings are strongly recommended indoors regardless of vaccination status when other people are present and in all public and common areas. Face coverings are optional for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW campuses and facilities, with the following exceptions:
- Individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear a face covering indoors.
- A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson) of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
- A face covering is required, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings: health care settings, University shuttles, K-12 schools, childcare facilities, and day camps in locations where children are present or expected to be present.
How to Verify your Vaccination Status:
Students and employees are asked to either verify that they have been fully vaccinated, or declare a medical, religious or philosophical exemption:
- Students: By the start of autumn quarter, please provide your information with the student COVID-19 vaccine attestation form.
- All employees besides UW Medicine clinical personnel, please provide your information through the Workday COVID-19 vaccine attestation form.
A face covering is not required outdoors regardless of vaccination status. However, a face covering is encouraged for non-vaccinated individuals when in outdoor crowded settings and settings where there is a decreased ability to consistently maintain a physical distance between others.
See the UW face covering policy (opens PDF) for full information.
- Faculty and Staff Resources
- Academic Resources
- Financial Resources
- Health & Safety Resources
- Food & Housing Resources
- Additional Resources
- Department COVID-19 Plan (Opens PDF)
- University of Washington Coronavirus FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus / COVID-19.
- UW Environmental Health & Safety Department COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources: Guidance and resources for faculty, staff, and other personnel.
- College of Arts & Sciences Coronavirus Responses and Resources: General information for department chairs and faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Autumn Quarter 2021: UW will safely return to in-person instruction and activities for Autumn Quarter 2021. Visit the autumn quarter 2021 page on the UW Coronavirus website for information about the return to campus.
- Announcement Regarding Online Instruction for Spring and Summer Quarter 2021: For Spring Quarter 2021, students can expect most classes will be online, while some will be in-person, with Summer Quarter a mix of remote and in-person courses, as the course of the pandemic allows.
- Spanish & Portuguese Studies Advising: Questions regarding Undergraduate studies including placement tests, schedule planning, independent studies, the Major, and the Minor may be answered by emailing the new Humanities Academic Services (HAS) center at email@example.com. Questions regarding Graduate studies may be answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UW Libraries COVID-19 Updates: Suzzallo, Allen and all other branches of UW Libraries are currently closed and staff are teleworking. No-contact pick-up of materials at campus locations is available. Some digital resources and collections can still be accessed online. Individual Study Space @ Research Commons is estimated to be available no later than March 29th, 2021.
For Instructors and Staff
- COVID-19 Student Financial Aid FAQ
- Emergency Aid for currently enrolled students, available to students of all three campuses.
- The Office of Student Financial Aid has short term loans available for students with temporary cash flow issues, up to $2500 for undergraduates, and up to $3200 for graduate students.
- Washington State Employment Security Department COVID-19 Information: Individuals unemployed as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
- Worksource Essential Workforce Needs: COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, several job openings are available in Retail, Delivery, Health Care, Government and other sectors.
- University of Washington face covering policy announcement, effective June 18th, 2020.
- UW DEOHS: Safer Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Strategies to Reduce and Prevent COVID-19 Transmission (Opens PDF)
- Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) DOSH DIRECTIVE 1.70 General Coronavirus Prevention Under Stay Home-Stay Healthy Order (Opens PDF)
- Washington State (L&I) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention: General Requirements and Prevention Ideas for Workplaces (Opens PDF)
- UW COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Page containing resources and information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination process for UW students, staff and faculty, as well as residents of Washington State.
- UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccines Guide
- King County COVID-19 Vaccine page
- Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine information
- Stress and Coping: Guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on managing stress and anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic in daily life.
- Wellbeing: the central UW Mental Health organization, with two locations on campus:
- Livewell Center for Student Advocacy, Training, and Education: Student Coaching and Care, offering aid in managing emotional, stressful and/or financial challenges.
- My Undocumented Life: Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19.
- UW Housing and Food Services Coronavirus FAQ for Residents
- Seattle Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions: As of March 14th, 2020, a immediate moratorium was placed on residential evictions for 30 days or until the Coronavirus emergency ends, pending City Council approval. City utilities shut-offs were also suspended.
- UW Food Pantry: Open three days a week, and located in Poplar Hall, the UW Food Pantry provides food assistance to students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing food instability.
- University District Food Bank serves residents of zip codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, and 98125.
- Northwest Harvest Community Food Bank in SODO: this food bank offers pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries at the door, with no need to enter the grocery area, as well as curbside pickup.
- Food Lifeline: Locate a food bank near you.
- EPA: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 a list of cleaners that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
- University of Washington: Novel Coronavirus & COVID-19 Facts and Resources
- Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Page
- US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page: General information about the disease, symptoms, prevention and testing.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Coronavirus Page.
- World Health Organization Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Page
Page Last Updated: 8/2/2021