Coronavirus Resources for Faculty & Staff

University of Washington COVID-19 Prevention Plan

 See the UW Covid Prevention Plan website for up-to-date information and recent changes. Updated 9/9/22

Face Covering Policy & Booster Recommendations

Students, faculty and staff will continue to verify their mandated COVID-19 vaccinations, and getting the new fall booster shots is strongly recommended. Masks are strongly recommended indoors the first two weeks of the quarter (and remain required in health-care and clinical facilities), and mask distribution will continue at various library locations, the Health Sciences Center, the HUB and testing sites.

The University recommends wearing a high-quality mask inside UW facilities where they aren’t otherwise required.

If you are sick with any illness, you must stay home, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Follow the guidance detailed below and in the COVID-19 Facts and Resources and Guidance Flowchart . Updated 9/9/22

Notify if your exposure was potentially related to workplace or campus activities and you have not already been contacted by the University.

Reporting Requirements

University personnel, students and units are required to report a COVID-19 positive test result to the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Teamregardless of vaccination status. This includes all personnel and students who test positive for COVID-19, and those whose healthcare provider has suspected COVID-19 infection (whether or not they are experiencing symptoms).

The University’s COVID-19 Case Tracking Dashboard page shows reported cases of University personnel and students. The identity and personal information of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 is protected and not released to the public. Updated 4/11/22

UW Novel Coronavirus & Covid-19: Facts & Resources page

Please visit this site for the most up-to-date guidance. 

Husky Coronavirus Testing Program

The Husky Coronavirus Testing Program is a critical part of our back-to-campus efforts. Testing through the program is free for all students, staff and faculty and other academic personnel. Results of testing through the program will sync with Environmental Health & Safety's contact tracing efforts. More information about how to register is available here.

WA Notify

If you are a Washington state resident, you can enroll now in WA Notify, a smartphone app that lets you know when you’ve potentially been exposed to COVID-19. This tool is free, completely private, and does not track your activity or identity. You can now send an anonymous WA Notify exposure notification via your mobile device as soon as possible after testing positive without waiting for a contact tracer to give you a notification code


Child and Family Care During Covid 19

Back up Care Options 

UW Child Care Options & Resources

Adult and Elder Care Options

Covid Employee Emergency Fund

Shared Leave Program

Financial Well-Being During Covid

UW CareLink Resources