Building Evacuation Plan Reminder
The SLU Evacuation Assembly Point for both E and F Buildings is located on the east side of 8th Avenue N; this is the sidewalk along the South (A) and North (B) buildings. In the event of an emergency evacuation, you should:
- Stop your work. Shutdown/secure hazardous equipment and materials. As you leave, shut doors behind you.
- Take valuables and keys if they are in your immediate vicinity. Make your way to the nearest emergency exit. Take the stairs if possible. If you are unable to take the stairs, both E and F buildings have emergency accessible elevators. The stairwells may also be used as Areas of Refuge. Call 911 if you are unable to evacuate.
- Fire wardens will perform a sweep of office and lab spaces to ensure that persons are leaving and not incapacitated.
- After you have exited the building, make your way to the Emergency Assembly Point and find your lab representative (typically your laboratory safety officer) for roll call.
- Lab representatives will report to the fire wardens to report any persons unaccounted for.
Take time to familiarize yourself with your building's Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan.
King County and Washington State COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness Pages
While there is currently no approved and authorized vaccine for COVID-19 outside of clinical trials, Washington and King County are actively preparing for when there is. The King County and Washington State Preparedness Pages include information on anticipated timelines, supply, prioritization, cost, and safety. Washington Department of Health has also released a more detailed COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as part of its requirements to the CDC.
UW Students: Early Access to COVID-19 Exposure Notifications App
UW has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health in offering early access to the Washington COVID-19 Exposure Notifications app. This early access is only available to currently enrolled students that live on or near the UW Seattle campus. State-wide rollout is anticipated November 30th. The app works by exchanging random, anonymous codes/tokens to other nearby phones through bluetooth. If a user later notifies the app that they have tested positive for COVID-19, the app can then notify others that may have been in close range for a significant period of time through those tokens. At no point is any location data or personal information collected or shared. See the FAQs and Privacy pages for more information. The system is based on Google Apple Exposure Notifications technology.
Whether you download the app or not, please take a brief survey to better understand what you think of using mobile technology to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
Husky Coronavirus Testing
Enrollment for the Husky Coronavirus Testing program is still open. "All UW students and employees who will be at a UW campus or facility, especially those who will be there at least once a week, are strongly encouraged to enroll."
"If you choose to participate in Husky Coronavirus Testing:
- You’ll complete a baseline questionnaire about your demographics, contact information and housing situation. You may be asked to visit a test center on-site to be tested as soon as you enroll.
- You’ll get a daily e-mail or text message asking you to fill out a short questionnaire (< 2 min) about whether or not you feel sick or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Questionnaires extend for the duration of the participation in the study (up to the full school year).
- Based on need and risk, we may ask you to be tested for COVID-19 on occasion throughout the academic year, either at an on-campus test center or by a kit that we mail to your house. This would happen if you are feeling sick. We may also request you to get tested even when you do not feel sick to detect COVID-19 in people without symptoms and to improve our understanding of how COVID-19 circulates in the community."