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 14, 2021, masks or other face coverings are required indoors regardless of vaccination status when other people are present and in all public and common areas.
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.
How to Verify your Vaccination Status:
UW requires students and personnel to either attest that they have been fully vaccinated, or declare an exemption. This includes students in fully online programs.
- 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.
On Aug. 18, 2021, Gov. Inslee added higher education employees to those employees for whom being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, effective Oct. 18, 2021.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding Graduate studies may be answered by emailing email@example.com.
- UW Libraries COVID-19 Updates: With the exception of Odegaard Library, most libraries are operating in a limited capacity. Check their website for more specific information.
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. City utilities shut-offs were also suspended. This moratorium is currently projected to end on September 30th, 2021.
- 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: 10/12/2021