Updated: April 6, 2020 at 8:34 p.m.

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Stopping COVID-19 will take all of us

We can save lives and stop COVID-19 if each of us does our part, starting with practicing good hygiene and following social distancing directives from state and local governments.

If you are sick, you must stay home. Stay home even if you have mild symptoms of illness. This will help protect the health of other people in your community.

In addition, if you have COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or respiratory symptoms, or if your health provider confirms or suspects COVID-19, notify UW Environmental Health & Safety. This will enable them to uphold their public health responsibility for follow up with people who may be at risk. UW Medicine employees should contact their Employee Health Services office. Additional details and contact information are in the Q&A below.

The University of Washington is responding to the pandemic in coordination with the UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases and state and local health departments. Additionally, UW Environmental Health & Safety maintains a UW count of confirmed COVID-19 cases by campus. This is an evolving situation, and updates are available from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions and virus prevention information, visit this page.

Literature Review: Key Scientific Articles and Presentations on COVID-19

Looking for up-to-date key scientific articles and presentations on COVID-19? DGH is compiling a curated literature review of key publication here.

Coronavirus: DGH Experts in the News

For the recent media stories including DGH experts commenting on the novel coronavirus epidemic and offering their expertise to journalists, click here.