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With the end of the state’s Healthy Washington phases on June 30, the University of Washington’s Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are basing our health and safety guidelines on state and local health requirements and guidance.

The following items apply to all UW campuses and work locations, with certain exemptions as indicated below. UW Medicine and units with clinical operations should continue to follow health-care-specific guidance.


You?must?continue to stay home if you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you test positive for COVID-19. Notify?UW Environmental Health & Safety?if you test positive for COVID-19 or have close contact with an individual who has tested positive. This requirement applies even if you’re fully vaccinated. EH&S conducts public health follow-up, including contact tracing. UW Medicine medical center employees should contact their respective Employee Health Center. Additional details and contact information are?伟德手机版:in the relevant FAQ.


Current health requirements and guidelines

Instruction

Autumn quarter courses are largely in-person. Students needing accommodations and/or auxiliary aids due to a disability or temporary health condition should contact .

Student life

Services are be largely in-person, following public health guidance. Residence halls are operating at full capacity.

Vaccinations

All UW students and personnel are??or to declare an exemption. Under a Governor’s proclamation, vaccination is a condition of employment as of October 18, 2021.

UW personnel except for UW Medicine: Complete as soon?as possible after you have been fully vaccinated or have decided to claim an exemption, and no later than September 10, 2021.

UW Medicine personnel: All employees in our hospitals, clinics, and other clinical environments are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or claim an exemption prior to Friday, September 10. Details on completing this requirement are .

UW Students: Complete as soon as you have been fully vaccinated or decided to declare an exemption.

  • Students who are unable to get vaccinated until after arriving to a University campus may submit their form by November 5, 2021.
  • A hold will be placed on winter quarter registration for students who have not submitted their forms by November 5, 2021.?
  • Student employees must complete this attestation and the one for employees.

For FAQs and more details, see Environmental Health & Safety’s .

Face coverings

The UW , regardless of vaccination status. A mask or other suitable face covering is required indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators and shared vehicles.

University personnel verified to be in accordance with the University’s may temporarily remove their face coverings when formally presenting to or instructing a group or class in a large space from behind a podium or in a stage-like setting. Physical distance of at least six feet from others is required at all times while the face covering is removed. Masks that allow the lips to be visible in order to increase accessibility are available for units to purchase from the

Face coverings are required at outdoor events of more than 500 people, and strongly recommended at other outdoor events where physical distancing can’t be maintained.

Physical distancing, capacity and other updates

Based on state guidance, as of July 7, the UW lifted both indoor and outdoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Also consistent with state requirements, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) updated the University’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan template, , cleaning and disinfection procedures, training and other guidance documents on its .

On-site work and related activities

  • Employees without telework agreements after Sept. 10, and we continue to work with unit leaders to provide the flexibility needed to account for any changes in the public health situation and the resulting impacts on K-12 schools and services such as child care.
  • Units are applying the to their operations.
  • This guidance is supplemented by , which includes on-site work and telework resources for managers and employees.

Accommodations are required for for serious illness who request them.

Travel

Intercollegiate athletics: Operates under specific guidance from state and local health authorities, including .


Safely returning to our campuses

A range of health and safety measures are in place for autumn quarter. Additionally, chancellors, deans, vice presidents and other direct reports to President Cauce and Provost Richards received . This guidance is supplemented by , which includes on-site work and telework resources for managers and employees.

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伟德手机版:Back-to-School Task Force

Learn more about the task force overseeing how to promote both safety and academic excellence at the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

Sven Haakanson, a curator of Native American anthropology at the Burke Museum, works with artifacts at a lab bench.

Back-to-the-Workplace Task Force

Learn more about the resources and information available to help staff, faculty and other academic personnel work safely and productively whether on- or off-campus.


Archived information: Healthy Washington phases

The state’s plan ended June 30. The following information is maintained as an archive of the University’s application the Healthy Washington phases. Units may have had guidelines that were stricter than the University-level guidelines.

Healthy Washington Phase 1

On-site work and related activities: Telework is strongly encouraged. All on-site work must adhere to all appropriate safety measures and the unit’s 伟德手机版:COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Follow the to determine what work activities are permitted to occur on-site.

: Accommodations are required for for serious illness who request them.

In-person, non-instructional university-sponsored events: Must follow for events, including submitting a prevention plan. In general, events must follow specific capacity restrictions below.

  • Indoor: Only if necessary and with no more than six attendees. Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.
  • Outdoor: Only if necessary and with no more than 10 attendees. Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.

Travel: Official international travel and non-essential domestic travel are restricted under 伟德手机版:University guidelines. Non-essential personal travel is strongly discouraged. Check with your unit’s leadership regarding 伟德手机版:unit-specific restrictions.

Instruction:

  • Conducted in accordance with the state’s and 伟德手机版:UW guidance.
  • Majority of courses offered remotely.
  • Clinical instruction with safety protocols may be offered in-person.
  • Lab and practicum courses with physical distancing and safety protocols may be offered in-person.

Student life:

  • Services offered remotely with limited exceptions for services only able to be delivered in person.
  • Dining services match restaurant guidelines.
  • Student residents de-densified with appropriate physical distancing and public health procedures (roommates are considered household members).

Intercollegiate athletics: Operates under specific guidance from state and local health authorities.

Healthy Washington Phase 2

On-site work and related activities: Telework is strongly encouraged. All on-site work must adhere to all appropriate safety measures and the unit’s 伟德手机版:COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Follow the to determine what work activities are permitted to occur on-site.

: Accommodations are required for for serious illness who request them.

In-person, non-instructional university-sponsored events: Must follow for events, including submitting a prevention plan. In general, events must follow specific capacity restrictions below.

  • Indoor: Maximum 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less. Events over 50 people require University approval via . Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.
  • Outdoor: Groups of 15 attendees, not to exceed 200 people. Events over 50 people require University approval via . Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.

Travel: Official international travel and non-essential domestic travel are restricted under 伟德手机版:University guidelines. Non-essential personal travel is strongly discouraged. Check with your unit’s leadership regarding 伟德手机版:unit-specific restrictions.

Instruction:

  • Conducted in accordance with the state’s and 伟德手机版:UW guidance.
  • Majority of courses offered remotely.
  • Clinical instruction with safety protocols may be offered in-person.
  • Lab and practicum courses with physical distancing and safety protocols may be offered in-person.

Student life:

  • Combination of remote and in-person services with appropriate physical distancing and public health procedures.
  • Student residents allowed with appropriate physical distancing and public health procedures (roommates are considered household members).

Intercollegiate athletics: Operates under specific guidance from state and local health authorities.

Healthy Washington Phase 3

On-site work and related activities:

  • Telework flexibility is supported through Sept. 10, 2021, which will also apply in Phase 4. If an employee can telework and it does not impede operations, they should be allowed to do so.
  • Employees who can telework but would prefer to come to campus may work on site if authorized by their unit as long as COVID-19 safety measures are in place and it is operationally feasible.?All on-site work must adhere to all appropriate safety measures and the unit’s 伟德手机版:COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Follow the to determine what work activities are permitted to occur on-site.

: Accommodations are required for for serious illness who request them.

In-person, non-instructional university-sponsored events: Must follow , including submitting a prevention plan. In general, events must follow specific capacity restrictions below.

  • Indoor: Maximum 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less. Events over 100 people require University approval via . Face masks and at least a six-foot distance between people are required. Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.
  • Outdoor: Not to exceed 400 people. Events over 100 people require University approval via . Face masks and at least a six-foot distance between people are required. Hold events remotely when possible. No non-UW events on UW campuses.

Travel: Official international travel and non-essential domestic travel are restricted under 伟德手机版:University guidelines. Non-essential personal travel is strongly discouraged. Check with your unit’s leadership regarding 伟德手机版:unit-specific restrictions.

Instruction:

Student life:

  • Combination of remote and in-person services with appropriate physical distancing and public health procedures.
  • Student residents allowed with appropriate physical distancing and public health procedures (roommates are considered household members).

Intercollegiate athletics: Operates under specific guidance from state and local health authorities, including .


State and county dashboards

The state of Washington is monitoring the outbreak and reporting information through its . Similarly, King County lists for the county, which is relevant to the Seattle campus and UW Bothell. And Pierce County that is relevant to UW Tacoma.