Updated: May 29, 2020 at 9:41 a.m.


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Staying safe as we plan for the future

We can save lives and stop COVID-19 if each of us does our part. The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat this disease.

Two task forces are developing plans for how we can safely return to in-person learning and for how more employees can safely return to in-person work once public health guidelines allow it. At this time, only employees designated as critical can be working in-person and only at the direction of their supervisor. EH&S maintains health and safety guidance for UW employees supporting critical operations.

If you are sick, you must stay home and if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if your health provider confirms or suspects COVID-19, please notify the UW Environmental Health & Safety Employee Health Center. This will enable them to uphold their public health responsibility to follow up with people who may be at risk. EH&S can also help facilitate COVID-19 testing for UW employees. UW Medicine employees should contact their Employee Health Services office. Additional details and contact information are on the FAQ page.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions and virus prevention information, visit this page, and check out Health Alliance International for updates from around the world and I-TECH for additional resources.

COVID-19 Resources: Key Articles, Presentations, and Recommendations

Looking for up-to-date key scientific articles and presentations on COVID-19? DGH is compiling a curated literature review of key publication here.

DGH Experts in the News

For the recent media stories including DGH experts commenting on the novel coronavirus epidemic and offering their expertise to journalists, click here.