Updated October 20, 2021 at 4:47 p.m.

Governor Inslee issued proclamation 21-14.1 requiring all employees of Washington higher education institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a UW-documented medical or religious exemption is approved. This applies to all faculty, librarians and other academic personnel and all staff, academic student employees and student employees.

Visit the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for more information.

UW Medicine medical center employees should follow the UW Medicine COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Contractors and vendors

Visit the UW Procurement For Suppliers webpage for information on complying with the Washington state COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


Questions about the student COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be directed to covidvaxrequirement@uw.edu or 206.616.4743.

Visitors and volunteers

Visitors to the University and volunteers can visit the UW Human Resources Vaccine verification by population webpage to find information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

University units with on-site volunteers should refer to the UW Human Resources COVID-19 vaccination requirement for on-site volunteers for additional information.


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