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Coronavirus Resources for Faculty & Staff

French & Italian Studies COVID-19 Prevention Plan

The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus. The vaccines being administered are safe and effective, and you can be vaccinated at any provider at no cost to you. Please visit this site for information about vaccination requirements.


Before returning to campus, you must take the university’s Back-to-the-Workplace COVID-19 Safety Training and send proof of successful completion to the French and Italian Studies COVID-19 Supervisor, Maria Francom (

Changes to face covering policies and distancing policies

All University units must follow the updated UW COVID-19 Face Covering Policy. Following federal, state and local health guidance, as of July 7, face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individuals at UW campuses and facilities, with specific exceptions that include health-care and child-care facilities, and UW shuttles. You must continue to wear face coverings in these settings, regardless of your vaccination status.

Consistent with state regulations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a face covering indoors at all UW campuses and facilities, in accordance with the UW Face Covering Policy. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should also consider wearing face coverings outdoors when distancing is not possible.

Of course, you’re welcome to continue wearing face coverings wherever and whenever you wish for any reason. And just as in the broader community, our University includes individuals who are unable to be vaccinated or whose medical conditions put them at higher risk for infection. For our part, we both plan to continue masking in certain situations such as indoors when meeting with groups whose vaccination status is unknown, and particularly when cold and flu season returns.

Practice Good Hygiene

Practicing good hygiene is a key factor in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.  While at the university, please wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.  Hand sanitizer is available in the area outside of the conference room.  In addition, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; avoid contact with people who are sick; and cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and then immediately dispose of the used tissue.

Husky Coronavirus Testing Program

The Husky Coronavirus Testing Program is a critical part of our back-to-campus efforts. All community members – faculty, staff and students – are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Husky Coronavirus Testing program, especially those that will be on a UW campus/facility for work, courses, research and other purposes during autumn quarter. 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. Please note that signing up and participating in this program does not replace the need to still complete the daily attestation in Workday when working on campus. More information about how to register is available here.

UW Case Tracking Dashboard

This dashboard includes positive COVID-19 test results reported to the University by UW community members, and test results (both positive and negative) from the Husky Coronavirus Testing program powered by the Seattle Flu Study (SFS).

We are ALL responsible for slowing the spread of COVID-19.  If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact the department's COVID-19 supervisor Maria Francom (


Telework Extension & Vaccine Eligibility

Child and Family Care During Covid 19

Back up Care Options 

UW Child Care Connections

Adult and Elder Care Options

Covid Employee Emergency Fund

Shared Leave Program Extended to Covid

Financial Well-Being During Covid

Carelink Resources