Autumn Quarter 2021 Back to Work and the Classroom

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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.


Click below to learn about the latest guidance for staff, students, and faculty/instructors to ensure a safe return to campus. 

For Staff  For Students   For Faculty/Instructors

Staff Webinar 8/30 Recording

Faculty Webinar 9/1 Recording

Dean of Public Health Hilary Godwin on the benefits – and safety – of in-person learning and working

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. 

Note: linked files are in PDF format

University-wide Resources and Information

Autumn quarter 2021 

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


Self-care resources


Novel Coronavirus Information - UW SPH