ACTION REQUIRED: Contingency Planning

Dear Students,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly change, we are working to plan for worst case scenarios. We remain committed to keeping you safe, faculty and staff safe, patients cared for and safe, provide you the education you deserve and have you graduate on time.

We are proactively reaching out to you in the event that one or several of our states in the Northwest is placed under quarantine related to COVID-19. While there is a lot of uncertainty related to this, we want to make sure we know where each of our students prefer to be located if a quarantine were enacted, so we can prioritize getting you there.

Please fill out this survey in the next 24 hours – before 10AM PST on Saturday 3/14.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/miranda2/386813

If we do not hear from you in 24 hours, please expect a call or text from your College faculty or Head to get this information – we want to be sure we have heard from every single student.

We recognize each of you will have questions about how a possible quarantine may impact your education. While it is difficult to guarantee that your education will not be interrupted, we are committed to doing everything we are able to do to support your progression through medical school to graduation.

Thinking of each and every one of you during this challenging time.

Warmly,

Dr. Maestas

Raye Maestas, MD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs UW SOM
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
1959 NE Pacific Street | Box 356340 | Seattle, WA 98195
Assistant: Meryl Yang, adminSA at uw.edu<mailto:adminSA at uw.edu>
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