Updated: July 1, 2020 at 11:37 a.m.

King and Pierce counties are currently in Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start plan. The UW’s Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are also in Phase 2. 

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.

As we develop and refine our plans for the fall, our goal is to provide a high-quality Husky Experience for every student, to support the vital research and service missions of the UW, and to continue to provide the outstanding medical care that keeps our community healthy and has been so instrumental in combating this virus. You can learn more about this work and find resources in the pages for the Back-to-School and Back-to-the-Workplace task forces, via updates to UW communities and in the autumn quarter FAQ for students.

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 from UW, including Frequently Asked Questions and virus prevention information, visit this page.

DGH Coronavirus Research, News, and Resources

Communities across the globe are taking measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. DGH is assisting in the public health response through ground-breaking research, sharing our expertise with news media, and  compiling a daily COVID-19 Literature Situation Report.

Learn more about DGH's response.