COVID-19 Exposure/Symptoms/Diagnosis Procedures for Students in the Foundations Phase

UWSOM students who test positive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), have a known COVID-19 exposure or develop symptoms of COVID-19 should:

  1. Leave the clinical environment and contact your Foundations dean.
  2. Seek medical care if needed.
  3. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., call the blood borne pathogen number, (206) 906-8996, identify yourself as a UWSOM medical student and ask to speak with the campus health physician.
  4. Follow the instructions from the campus health physician.
  5. Let the Foundations Dean know of the workplace exposure or symptoms and the recommendation of the campus health physician.
  6. Let the clinical site director know of the workplace exposure or symptoms and the recommendation of the campus health physician.
  7. Follow any additional instructions given by your regional campus.
  8. Let Dr. Tolbert, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, gtolbert@uw.edu, know about the situation and copy adminsa@uw.edu.
  9. Inform UW Environmental Health & Safety by filling out this survey. If you have any COVID-related questions, you can email covidehc@uw.edu.

~ Updated July 6, 2022