Coronavirus Return to Work & Research

Coronavirus Plans

Return-to-Work Plan
CL Lab Plan
LDP Lab Plan
Phonetics Lab Plan
Socio Lab Plan

Return-to-Work Plan

The University has released new guidance related to COVID-19, which will allow relaxing of many current COVID-19 restrictions.

Guggenheim Hall remains locked and is card-entry only. If you are not a current UW employee or student employee with an active card for entry, contact the administrator to be admitted.

New regulations:

  • Daily symptom attestation is no longer required, however individuals should self-monitor and should not come in to work if they are ill.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Employees who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to distance if in a crowded setting or in areas that are not well ventilated.
  • Face coverings are still required indoors for non-fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Face coverings are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals, with the exception of settings where face coverings are required for all people regardless of vaccination status (healthcare, childcare, K-12, shuttles).

A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson) of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.

Please see more details online

Washington Department of Labor & Industries regulations require employers to verify that an individual is fully vaccinated before allowing them to go without face coverings at work where it is permitted. Providing false information is grounds for disciplinary or corrective action. Non-compliance (entering the building without doing attestation, for instance) is subject to corrective action. 

How to verify your vaccination status

Students and employees should immediately either verify that they have been fully vaccinated, or declare a medical, religious or philosophical exemption: 

Vaccination attestation information is private and confidential.

Managers may not use, share or disclose this information for any purpose other than upholding compliance with state regulation. Employees may not ask colleagues about their vaccination status.

Instructors may not ask their students about their vaccination status, nor will they have access to students’ records or be expected to verify students’ vaccination status. Instructors may broadly inform students that individuals who are not fully vaccinated need to wear face coverings in the classroom.

A limited number of employees and students are exempt from the vaccination requirement. See the new vaccination requirement page for more information, including details on privacy protections and links to the attestation forms. 

Wearing a face covering is optional for fully vaccinated individuals on site at a University of Washington location except for locations where a face covering is required regardless of vaccination status (e.g., health care, child care, UW shuttles). The department will verify an individual has submitted a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form indicating they are fully vaccinated before allowing the individual to go without a mask in the workplace, in accordance with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) requirements and the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

A face covering is not required outdoors regardless of vaccination status. However, a face covering is encouraged for non-vaccinated individuals when in outdoor crowded settings and settings where there is a decreased ability to consistently maintain a physical distance between others.  

COVID-19 Exposure: Keep yourself informed by signing up for Washington Exposure Notifications – WA Notify on your mobile devices.

Training: All personnel should complete the UW COVID-19 Safety Training

Computational Linguistics Laboratory Return-To-Research Plan

The Computational Linguistics Lab (Treehouse/GUG 417 & UW Tower CO2-219) has a return-to-research plan, effective September 2020 until superseded. 

Spaces

UW Tower CO2-219 is closed until further notice unless you have already received permission to access the space.

The following parameters apply to the Treehouse (GUG 417). 

Training

  • Complete the EH&S COVID-19 Training and forward the confirmation to lingadmn@uw.edu when completed. If you completed this as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do again. 
  • Read the Guggenheim Hall COVID-19 Plan. If you read it as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do it again. 
  • Take the Guggenheim Hall COVID-19 Plan quiz. If you took it as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do it again.
  • Read the CLMS Return-to-Research plan
  • Take the CLMS Return-to-Research quiz

In Advance

Day-Of Guidelines

LDP Linguistics Laboratory Return-To-Research Plan

The LDP Linguistics Lab (SMI 002) has a return-to-research plan, effective July 2021 until superseded. 

In according with UW guidance, the LDP Lab has new regulations:

  • Daily symptom attestation is no longer required, however individuals should self-monitor and should not come in to work if they are ill.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status. Employees who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to distance if in a crowded setting or in areas that are not well ventilated.
  • Face coverings are still required indoors for non-fully vaccinated individuals. Face coverings are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals, with the exception of settings where face coverings are required for all people regardless of vaccination status (healthcare, childcare, K-12, shuttles).
  • Lab density restrictions for COVID are no longer in effect.
  • We will accommodate any high-risk individuals. Please inform the LAB DIRECTOR, Naja Ferjan Ramirez, if that applies to you.
  • Inform the LAB DIRECTOR of any exposure or illness. The LAB DIRECTOR will communicate to affected parties.
  • If there is any in-person research, both the researcher and the research participant will communicate their vaccination status and follow the proper parameters. You and the LAB DIRECTOR are responsible for confirming.

Sociolinguistics Laboratory Return-To-Research Plan

The Sociolinguistics Lab (GUG 416) has a return-to-research plan, effective August 2020 until superseded. 

Training

  • Complete the EH&S COVID-19 Training and forward the confirmation to lingadmn@uw.edu when completed. If you completed as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do again. 
  • Read the Guggenheim Hall COVID-19 Plan. If you read as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do it again. 
  • Take the Guggenheim Hall COVID-19 Plan quiz. If you took it as part of the Linguistics Return-to-Work plan, you do not have to do it again.
  • Read the Sociolinguistics Return-to-Research plan
  • Take the Sociolinguistics Return-to-Research quiz

In Advance

  • Make a reservation for the lab on Booked at least 24 hours in advance 

Day-Of Guidelines