Following changes to state and local health policies, face coverings or masks will be optional inside most University facilities starting March 28. Masks will continue to be required in clinical and other health-care settings and on public transportation, including UW shuttles.
While optional, mask wearing is welcomed and encouraged during spring quarter. Masks remain an important tool against respiratory illnesses of all kinds and offer greater protection that can help all in our community feel safe. People need to or choose to wear masks for a wide range of reasons, and we should respect their needs and choices.
More information can be found at Novel coronavirus information (washington.edu).