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In the past few weeks of COVID-19, UW Medicine has seen a large amount of food donations in a show of support for them and their work during this time of anxiety and fear.
The UW custodial staff has recently ramped up sanitation and disinfection practices across the largely empty campus due to the switch from in-person to online instruction.
King County Executive Dow Constantine was feeling reminiscent when he sat down with UW President Ana Marie Cauce last fall. As a third generation UW alumnus, he voiced a longing to visit campus more often to which Cauce plainly suggested, why not teach a course here instead? And so was born …
Will Fong, owner of Mee Sum Pastry on the Ave, was struggling to replace hand sanitizer bottles stolen out of his restaurant and find masks for his employees when he heard about Overlake Hospital’s dangerously low — in part due to theft — supply of N95 masks.
Warnings about critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been constant as the highly contagious COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world.
World-renowned HIV researcher Dr. Gita Ramjee, who was a clinical professor in the UW’s global health department, has died from COVID-19 complications, the department announced April 1.
Some UW lectures over Zoom are being bombarded with hateful language targeting black students, Jewish students, women, and the LGBTQIA+ community, making it harder for instructors and students to shift to fully online classes during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In a rare feel-good moment, singer-rapper extraordinaire Lizzo surprised staffers at the UW Medical Center (UWMC) Monday with lunch as they work on the frontlines of the growing coronavirus epidemic.
“Stay at home, save lives,” reads a new alert system designed by two UW students, followed by the number of cases, deaths, and recoveries from COVID-19 in a twice-daily text message.
The UW virology department has been leading the way for COVID-19 testing in Washington state, partly due to donations from across the country.
With spring quarter classes being entirely online, the UW Student Technology Loan Program (STLP) is centralizing its inventory in Kane Hall and prioritizing student demand for laptops and tablets by changing the loan periods for these items to last the whole quarter.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UW microbiology professor Deborah Fuller and her team have been at the forefront of developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that has been overwhelming communities worldwide.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, joked at a 17-person panel at the UW on Feb. 19 that “we have more experts here tonight than we have cases of coronavirus in the U.S.”
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