University personnel, students and units are required to report the following to the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team, regardless of vaccination status:
- COVID-19 positive test result; includes all personnel and students who test positive for COVID-19, and those whose healthcare provider has suspected COVID-19 infection (whether or not they are experiencing symptoms)
- Close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19
View the COVID-19 Public Health Requirements and Guidance Flowchart for information on when to report COVID-19 illness and close contact exposure, when to get tested for COVID-19, and when to stay home.
Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour period (even if both people were wearing face coverings), living with or caring for a person who has COVID-19, or having direct contact with infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, or sharing utensils).
Contact the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team in the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department at email@example.com or 206.616.3344 to report COVID-19 illness or close contact exposure.
All reports of positive test results among UW personnel and students to the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team are reported on the University’s COVID-19 Case Tracking Dashboard page. The identity and personal information of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 is protected and not released to the public.
UW medical center personnel should contact their respective employee health services group.