Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 9:41 a.m. 

School of Social Work COVID-19 Information & Resources

To help faculty, staff and students navigate the rapidly changing COVID-19 landscape, the School of Social Work developed these pages to provide information and resources to help you stay informed and remain productive. For the latest UW updates, to to UW Novel Coronavirus & COVID-19: Facts and Resources.

School of Social Work introduces back-to-school and back-to-work plans
In accordance with UW back-to-work policies and back-to-school planning, the School of Social Work has created two documents to prepare SSW personnel and students for the autumn quarter: the SSW COVID-19 Site Plan & Protocols and SSW Back-to-Work Guidance & Planning, which includes telework procedures for staff and supervisors. 

View our Sept. 20 webinar (60 minutes) for a detailed overview of the School's plan for onsite work and in-person classes. 

In response to our September 20th webinar, please view FAQs presented for the community to read.  As questions about back to onsite work and learning continue, please feel free to reach out to any one of the COVID 19 team members under action team & team contacts.

Governor expands vaccine mandate to higher education personnel​
On Aug. 18Gov. Jay Inslee announced that personnel at higher education institutions, K-12 schools and childcare providers will be added to his previous order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment for state employees and health care workers. Under this expanded proclamation, personnel at these institutions, including the University of Washington, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18 if they have not been granted an exemption for a documented medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

Updated guidelines for in-person events
On Aug. 31, the UW Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety updated its COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for In-Person Events (Word) to comply with recent Washington state and local public health requirements for in-person events sponsored by or conducted at the University of Washington.