International Student Services

July 8, 2021

UW leadership announce changes to face coverings, vaccination requirements and other COVID-19 updates

In an email to UW community members on July 7, UW President Cauce and Provost Richards shared updated guidance about campus operations and provided instructions for vaccination status verification.

Here are the key points:

  • Everyone is welcome to continue wearing masks on campus, but only the unvaccinated are required to wear face coverings. With limited exceptions (health-care and child-care facilities, UW shuttles), fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear a mask on campus.
  • Based on Washington State guidance, physical distancing and capacity limits are no longer in place.
  • Students, Faculty and Staff must verify their vaccination status. Students must provide vaccination information by the start of autumn quarter. Do so using the student COVID-19 vaccine attestation form.
  • If you are traveling to the U.S. for autumn quarter and will not be vaccinated yet, your deadline to provide vaccination status verification is November 5, 2021.
  • A hold will be placed on winter quarter registrations if the form has not been submitted by November 5, 2021.