Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 4:26 p.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 UW Back-to-School and the UW Back-to-the-Workplace pages.

UW continues remote instruction for winter quarter 2021
To give faculty, staff and students enough notice to plan their academic year, the UW announced Oct. 14, 2020, that the number of courses taught remotely and employees working remotely are expected to remain consistent for the winter quarter, which begins Jan. 4, 2021. The decision is based on the latest guidelines from public health experts and examined through an equity lens. More information is available in Ana Mari Cauce’s message to students and her message to faculty and staff.

School of Social Work survey
The School of Social Work recently completed a Back-to-School/Back-to-Work survey of students, faculty and staff. The survey included questions regarding access to technology, level of support for professional and personal care, and preferences for future telework plans. In total, 258 members of the School community participated in the survey. Select the link above to view questions, responses and comments to the complete survey.

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. 

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.