The University requires students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more about the vaccine requirement and find out where to get vaccinated. Students, faculty and staff must verify that they’ve been vaccinated or declare an exemption.
Wearing masks indoors is strongly recommended during the first two weeks of winter quarter. The Face Covering Policy webpage includes additional guidance and FAQs.
Face coverings remain required indoors when returning to campus after isolation or quarantine.
When you wear a face covering, level up and choose a well-fitted KN95/KF94, N95 or surgical mask which provides additional protection for you and those around you. Free surgical masks are available through dispensers in buildings across campus.
With a goal of helping colleagues and guests to feel comfortable in your office or work area, here are some signs you can place in your space to communicate your mask preference.
Get tested if you develop symptoms, if you are exposed, before or upon returning to the UW after academic breaks, before and after a large social event or gathering.
Reporting a positive test result to the UW is required. If a student or personnel reports a positive test to an instructor or supervisor, instructors and supervisors should instruct individuals to submit the reporting form. Supervisors and instructors can also notify email@example.com. Read about how the University responds to a positive case at a University location.
Being in community
Self-monitor for symptoms. Do not come to work or class, and follow instructions on the Public Health Requirements and Guidance flowchart if you experience COVID-19 symptoms that are not attributable to another condition.
Quarantine is no longer required after close contact with a person who has COVID-19. Follow instructions on the flowchart if you test positive, are exposed, or have symptoms.
Resources for students
Your safety is a top priority, and we’ve taken precautions needed to keep you safe and healthy. Here are some of the key resources you use:
How we are keeping our campus clean and safe
Our best defenses against COVID-19 continue to be vaccination and masking. Throughout the pandemic, UW Bothell facilities and maintenance teams have been servicing water and heating/ventilation systems to keep them operational and safe. Find answers to your questions about cleaning and disinfection on campus by reading these FAQs.
UW Bothell custodial services follow the COVID-19 Prevention Plan: Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol as prescribed by the UW’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety. Read the cleaning and disinfection plan.
The Department of Environmental Health & Safety updates the UW’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan template, in-person events guidance, cleaning and disinfection procedures, training and other guidance documents on its COVID-19 health and safety resources webpage.
Health & well-being
We recognize that the confluence of the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest and economic downturn is challenging and stressful. The UW Bothell resources below exist to support your health and well-being.
The Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC) is a one-stop hub connecting students with on-campus and community resources to help you thrive.
For faculty & staff
UW Carelink offers a wide range of services that can help you manage through the different stages of life, develop a healthy lifestyle, create a quality work environment, and save time by providing easy access to trusted experts, including counselors, attorneys, financial advisors, and child and adult/elder care consultants.
Communications from UW Bothell leadership
We strive to keep you up-to-date when decisions are made related to the pandemic. Refer to this webpage and the communications linked below to get the latest information you need.
Read recent and archived communications.