Last update: 4/16/2021 @ 1:44 p.m.
All Washington residents age 16 and up are now eligible to be vaccinated at no cost.
Appointments available at UW Medicine and many other providers. Learn more.
Pierce County has moved back to Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington plan effective April 16, 2021. This does not change any of our current campus policies or courses.
King County is in Phase 3. Face coverings are required at all UW campuses and facilities.
As of April 16, the University of Washington’s Bothell and Seattle campuses are in Phase 3 and the Tacoma campus is in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery, in accordance with the state’s Healthy Washington plan (pdf) and its Campus Reopening Guide (pdf).
- Face coverings are required on all campuses, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.
- The majority of courses are offered remotely.
- Telework is supported through Sept. 10, 2021. If an employee can telework and it does not impede operations, they should be allowed to do so.
- On-site work must adhere to all appropriate safety measures, the Return to On-site Work Decision Tree and unit COVID-19 Prevention Plans.
- Non-instructional events and gatherings must follow applicable restrictions from the state and University, including limits on attendees based on whether the event is indoors or outdoors.
Our goal remains the same during this pandemic: provide a high-quality Husky Experience for every student. Information and resources for students, for faculty and for staff are available. Individual study spaces are available on campus with a reservation.
If you are coming to campus, follow the 3 Ws: Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands. If you are sick, you must stay home. Return to this page for updates as new information becomes available.
The University of Washington's coronavirus webpage is also updated frequently as new information is available.
UW Tacoma campus buildings are currently closed to public access. While most physical offices are closed, services are available by phone, email or online. See "Accessing campus services remotely" for details.
UW Medicine has developed a guide to the COVID-19 vaccine and answers to common questions. At this time the vaccine is available to anyone 16 years of age or older at no cost. Appointments available at UW Medicine and many other providers. Learn more.
We continue to plan for a safe return to largely in-person instruction and activities this autumn. As part of a public research university, we’re fortunate to have experts in medicine and public health who’ve been studying the pandemic from its beginning. We understand much more about the virus now than when it emerged, and Washington state’s vaccination levels are trending in a very positive direction. Learn more