Coronavirus Resources for Students

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

    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

    Vaccination Requirement - Resources

    All students, including students in fully online programs, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they do not receive a medical or religious exemption. Please see the UW Vaccination Requirements page to learn more. Updated 4/11/22

    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.

    Covid-19 - FAQ

    Please visit this Covid-19 FAQ page for commonly asked questions and current resources. 

    UW Case Tracking Dashboard

    This dashboard shows the daily COVID-19 case counts based on cases reported to the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) and from the Husky Coronavirus Testing program.

    International Student Resources

    UW Office of Global Affairs website

    Financial Support

    Short Term Loans

    The Office of Student Financial Aid has short term loan funds available to students who are experiencing temporary cash flow issues. You may receive up to $2500 or $3200 for undergraduates and graduate students, respectively.

    UW Emergency Aid

    Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree.

    Childcare & Elder Care Resources

    Childcare Assistance Program

    Adult and Elder Care Options

    Food Resources 

    Campus Food Pantry

    The Campus Food Pantry is open three days a week in Poplar Hall. Anyone with a Husky ID may access the pantry. Appointments for urgent need are also available and can be set up via email or phone call.

    Mental Health Resources

    Mental Health Resources for UW Seattle Campus Students provides access to a range of mental health and counseling support, including individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and crisis services. In an emergency, always call 911.

    University of Washington Counseling Center The Counseling Center provides free support services that can help with the stress and emotion that comes with unexpected circumstances.

    University of Washington Health and Wellness The LiveWell Center for Advocacy, Training & Education uses both the expertise of professional staff and passion of Peer Health Educators to provide evidenced-based health promotion, education, and prevention services.

    Crisis Connections  Crisis Connections connects people in need to access the state safety net, whether it’s for mental or emotional support services, housing assistance, or help with financial needs.

    Disaster Distress Helpline SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

    People who already are managing existing mental health conditions should prioritize self-care during difficult times and should contact their clinicians if they have questions or concerns. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

    Technology & Learning Resources