Updated: September 21, 2020 at 5:20 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.

Additional information about the University's response to COVID-19 is available on the UW Novel coronavirus & COVID-19 page.

What's new

Recent updates to EH&S's health and safety resources include:

 The COVID-19 situation is evolving and EH&S will update its guidance as new information becomes available. 

Join the EH&S COVID-19 mailing list get regular updates. Click on "Enter this group" to add yourself to the list.

COVID-19 resources

EH&S hosted COVID-19 Prevention in the Workplace Webinars in collaboration with campus partners to assist University units with developing and implementing unit and site-specific COVID-19 Prevention Plans. View the video recording of the webinar on July 30, 2020.

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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