Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

This page includes information specific to the UW Bothell campus. For general information on COVID-19 related policies please visit the University of Washington coronavirus page. You can also find a Coronavirus FAQ and the Stay Healthy Huskies toolkit on the University of Washington website.

The University of Washington Bothell begins fall quarter on September 29. Most classes will be held in-person and on-campus. The University continues to monitor the pandemic and will make adjustments as needed.

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Student back-to-school resources

The Pack is back! We are excited to welcome our students back to campus. You’ll find the usual full array of services and activities this quarter. We’ll take all the precautions needed to keep you safe and healthy. Here are some key resources for you.


On-campus testing kits via the Husky Coronavirus Testing program

We will have testing kits available through the Husky Coronavirus Testing program. Test kits will be available in the UW2 Commons Lobby Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A drop box for completed test kits will be available Monday through Friday during building business hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You need to be enrolled in the Husky Coronavirus Testing program to obtain a kit.


Current health requirements & guidelines

Vaccination requirement

The University requires students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn quarter. 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.

Face coverings

The UW requires all individuals to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. A mask or other suitable face covering is required indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators and shared vehicles.

Physical distancing, capacity and other updates

Based on state guidance, as of July 7, the UW lifted both indoor and outdoor distancing and COVID-19 capacity requirements, though distancing is still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Also consistent with state requirements, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) updated the University’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.


How are we keeping our campus clean and safe?

Our best defenses against COVID-19 continues 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. 

(New 9/9/21) Our Facilities Services team has compiled FAQs from their recent question & answer session. Read the FAQs.

UW Bothell custodial services follow the COVID-19 Prevention Plan: Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol as prescribed by the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department. Read the cleaning and disinfection plan.

Building readiness guidelines

These guidelines describe what Facilities Services and Physical Planning and Space Management units are doing to prepare for a safe return to campus. It also explains the roles of Building Coordinators, Lab Coordinators, and occupants once they return to campus. Read the building readiness guidelines.


Other resources

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.

For students

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 these pages to get the information you need.

Read recent and archived communications