Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Updated February 19, 2021

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, stay home and avoid contact with other people when:

1) You have symptoms of COVID-19.

2) You test positive for COVID-19.

3) You have close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

Close contact means being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes during a 24 hour period (even if you were both wearing face coverings), living with or caring for a person who has COVID-19, or having direct contact with infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils). 

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

    Frequently asked questions

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    Faculty, staff and students on the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses may contact the EH&S COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team at covidehc@uw.edu or 206.616.3344.

    UW medical center personnel may contact their employee health group.