Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Updated January 11, 2022 at 10:08 a.m.

Please take the following measures and reference the COVID-19 Public Health Requirements and Guidance Flowchart to help limit the spread of COVID-19. UW Medicine medical facility personnel follow UW Medicine protocols.

1. Notify the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team in the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) when you test positive for COVID-19, or a health care provider suspects you have COVID-19, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, regardless of your vaccination status.

​2. Stay home if you test positive for COVID-19. Do not go to work or class, even if you are fully vaccinated, and follow the instructions provided by the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team.

3. Stay home if you have close contact with an individual who has COVID-19 and you are not current on your COVID-19 vaccination and booster, or if you are experiencing symptoms regardless of vaccination status. Do not go to work or class, and follow the instructions provided by the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team.

4. If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home until symptoms improve, and until receiving a negative test result. Follow the guidance in the frequently asked question "What do I do if I feel sick?"

Follow the guidance below and in the COVID-19 Public Health Requirements and Guidance Flowchart (updated 1/7/22) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

    Frequently asked questions

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    Questions?

    Review 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.

    Contact the COVID-19 Response and Prevention Team at covidehc@uw.edu or 206.616.3344.

    UW medical center personnel may contact their employee health services.