UW announces new face covering requirements for all three campuses

SEATTLE — The University of Washington announced a face covering policy for all university personnel, students, staff, contractors and visitors who are on campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university said that face coverings are required to be worn on-site at all three UW campuses.

Face coverings are required when:

  • Indoors when other people are present; this includes common areas, such as hallways, stairways, restrooms and elevators.
  • Outdoors when keeping a 6-foot distance from others may not be possible.

It’s not required around campus when:

  • Working or spending time alone in a personal workspace, office or other areas on campus.
  • Working or spending time outdoors (walking or exercising) and at least a 6-foot distance can be maintained.
  • Operating a single-occupancy vehicle.
  • Teleworking (i.e., not reporting on-site to a university work location).
  • Inside a private on-campus residential unit.
  • Eating or drinking; a 6-foot physical distance between people is required when eating and drinking and during breaks.

UW Medicine employees and visitors to UW medical centers are required to wear face coverings and personal protective equipment in accordance with UW Medicine policy.

For more information on UW’s face covering policy, click here.