Updated: Sept. 23, 2020 at 9:26 a.m.

School of Social Work COVID-19 Information & Resources

The School of Social Work developed these pages to provide resources and tools to help our faculty, staff and students stay informed and remain productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest University-wide updates, go to the UW FAQs and the UW Novel Coronavirus & COVID-19: Facts and Resources page as well as the Back to School and Back to the Workplace pages.

Enroll in Husky coronavirus testing
You can spread the coronavirus even if you have no symptoms. That’s why we’re encouraging students, faculty and staff to enroll in the free Husky Coronavirus Testing program, starting Sept. 24. Although the program is voluntary, to keep our community safe and healthy we would like to enroll as many people as possible, particularly those who are on campus or in a UW facility at least once a week. Tests are administered at in-person sites on campus or through a self-test you administer at home. 

UW extends remote learning through the autumn quarter 
On Aug. 6, UW President Ana Mari Cauce announced that In light of current and expected coronavirus case counts in Washington, more than 90 percent of classes on the Seattle campus will be held online. Only classes that cannot be taught remotely will be held in person, with appropriate safety measures and physical distancing in place. Read the full statement addressing faculty, staff and students on different campuses here.

New guidelines and resources for faculty and staff for autumn quarter
The School is finalizing its Back-to-Work plan, scheduled for release soon. In the meantime, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to telework. If you need to visit the School or a UW facility off-campus, it must be for an essential purpose, you must wear a mask and take time to verify your current health condition online.

Surveys assessing technological preparedness, the ability of our community to cope with remote work and learning, and initial thoughts on long-term remote work were sent to the community in early September. The COVID-19 action team is evaluating the survey responses and will share the results at the beginning of autumn quarter. 

How to reach social work faculty and staff
We recommend that you make virtual visits as most employees are teleworking. Please refer to the School of Social Work directory for contact information, or email your questions about operations to sswadmin@uw.edu.