UW employees required to receive COVID-19 vaccine by the fall

The University of Washington announced both students and employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall semester.

In early May, the university announced students would be required to get the vaccine but are now extending that requirement to employees.

Both students and employees will need to prove to the university they have been vaccinated.

However, the school has not released how they will verify someone’s vaccination status.

Exemptions will be granted for medical reasons or religious/philosophical objections.

The university will offer vaccinations this fall if students and employees are unable to get vaccinated where they are currently living.

The University of Washington plans to release more information this summer on how this will affect faculty affiliates, staff who work off-site and employees who work out of state.

Hall Health Center will be available to answer student and employee questions about the vaccine requirements through email at covidvaxrequirement@uw.edu.