Happy Spooky October!
The Great Shake Out 2020
October 15 is our annual earthquake drill. The Great Shake Out is an international event, with over 13 million participants that seeks to get you prepared for an earthquake. This year, will you be practicing at home or at work? Preparing might look different this year. Do you plan to 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On'? Will you work on putting together a disaster supply kit at home? Have you signed up for emergency alerts through UW Alert, AlertSeattle (can now text "Seattle" to 67283 to subscribe), and ALERT King County? Do you have a Smart 911 account?
Still Timeslots Available for SLU Influenza Vaccinations!
Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? Haven't registered at the SLU site through the The Whole U? Not to worry, there are still time slots available!
The SLU clinic will be held on Monday October 5th in Building C Rooms C123A/B. You must register beforehand and space is limited.
UW-provided PEBB health plans (Uniform Medical and Kaiser), plus graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP), can obtain a free annual flu shot as allowed under the plans’ preventive care coverage. Other insurance providers covered by the vendor can be found here.
On the day of, don't forget:
- You must print and bring with you the clinic form found here.
- Do not arrive early for your flu shot.
- Masks are required.
Husky Coronavirus Testing
Enrollment for the Husky Coronavirus Testing program is now 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 dur[ation] 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."
UW COVID Dashboard
UW EH&S has launched a new COVID case-tracking dashboard providing an interactive platform for cases reported to the university.