Health and Safety Information

COVID-19 prevention information:

The Economics department makes the safety of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors a priority. As of July 2020, Savery Hall is closed to all but officially designated critical personnel. When the building reopens, numerous additional safety measures will be in place, including, but not limited to:

  • Mandatory face coverings, as per Washington State and UW orders
  • Decreased capacity in public spaces to allow for social distancing
  • Managed flow of foot traffic to allow for social distancing
  • Increased cleaning of common areas and equipment
  • Provision of hand sanitizer and wipes in appropriate places

The department's COVID-19 site plan can be found here: Site plan (PDF)

We encourage you to check the following UW resource pages regularly for the latest information:

University of Washington
UW Graduate School

Important department safety information:

Economics faculty, staff, graduate students and visitors are required to be familiar with the following plans: Savery Hall Emergency Evacuation and Operations Plan (PDF) and Economics Department Health & Safety Plan (PDF)

  • Our first aid kit is located in Savery Hall, Room 305.
  • Incident/Accident report forms are available in Savery Hall, Room 305 or online.
  • Do not use the elevators during an emergency evacuation.
  • The evacuation assembly point is the Quad lawn, southeast of Savery Hall.

Campus safety and emergency resources:

  • UW Alert: Sign up for notifications of emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt the normal operation of the UW.
  • SafeCampus: Counseling and safety resources, university policies and violence reporting requirements.
  • Emergency Management: Disaster planning, training, mitigation, response, prevention and recovery.
  • Environmental Health & Safety: Addressing environmental issues in order to provide a safe educational and work place on campus