Updated: July 13, 2020 at 3:55 p.m.

The Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) has developed guidance and resources for faculty, staff, visiting scholars, student workers and other personnel working at University locations to support critical operations. As a reminder, only employees approved by their unit are permitted to work on site at this time.

The University of Washington COVID-19 Prevention Plan for the Workplace (PDFWord) helps ensure the health and safety of personnel by reducing the potential for COVID-19 transmission. University units use the University’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan as the basis for developing unit-specific plans. These unit plans will then be submitted to the Executive Office for review and approval prior to returning to on-site work.

All personnel must complete the COVID-19 Safety Training: Back to the Workplace before or upon returning to work on-site at a University location.

The return to our campuses will happen in phases in accordance with Washington’s Safe Start plan

The current situation is rapidly evolving and EH&S will update its guidance as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly for updates.

COVID-19 resources

More information

In addition to these resources, the UW Novel coronavirus & COVID-19: facts and resources page has information about the University's response to COVID-19 and public health guidance for the UW community.

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