The UW School of Public Health is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, academic personnel, staff and the broader community as we make plans to return to campus in Fall 2021. We know that plans may change, depending on the spread of COVID-19, so we are dedicating this area of our website to provide the most current information possible. This page will provide links to resources and information that is specific to our School, departments, programs and centers and we will also share links to University-wide resources and information.
SPH COVID-19 Webinar
Plans for returning back to school and work
Dean Hilary Godwin addresses what our current back-to-the-classroom and back-to-the-workplace plans are for the summer and fall as well as what contingency plans and decisions still need to be made. Joining the dean is Juanita Ricks, director for student and academic services. The one-hour webinar was held on May 5, 2021.
Watch the webinar (1 hour)
UWSPH COVID-19 Updates
Dean Hilary Godwin provides a COVID-19 update to students, staff and faculty of the UW School of Public Health on April 7, 2021. The update includes information about the UW's gradual return to in-person instruction on campus in the fall.
Watch the video (7 min)
SPH return to on-site work plans
University units are required to document their workplace COVID-19 prevention measures and review them with personnel.
SPH COVID return to on-site work plans for our various facilities.
- SPH - Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
- Biostat COVID Prevention Plan
- Cui Lab COVID Prevention Plan
- DEOHS Roosevelt COVID Prevention Plan
- EDGE Center's FGPM Lab COVID Prevention Plan
- EH Micro Labs COVID Prevention Plan
- FRCG Roosevelt COVID Prevention Plan
- H-Wing COVID Prevention Plan
- Kaufman Lab - Northlake Diesel Facility COVID Prevention Plan
- Kavanagh Lab COVID Prevention Plan
- NACC COVID Prevention Plan
- Raitt Hall COVID Prevention Plan
- Xia Lab COVID Prevention Plan
Note: linked files are in PDF format
University-wide Resources and Information
COVID-19 vaccine requirement for UW employees
The University will require faculty and other academic personnel, staff, student employees, and trainees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn quarter in order to work on UW campuses or within UW facilities.
Online town hall about the safe return to campus
On May 12, President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a virtual town hall for the UW community of students, families, faculty and staff to discuss the safe return to in-person learning in the fall.
Huskies, we’re eager to see you on campus this autumn for a safe return to in-person instruction and activities. The University will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and expects everyone else in the UW community who can get vaccinated to do so.
All Washington residents age 16 and up are eligible to be vaccinated at no cost.
Appointments available at UW Medicine and many other providers.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccinations
- Back-to-the-Workplace Guidance
- Working during COVID-19 - UW Human Resources
Novel Coronavirus Information - UW SPH