DEOHS responds to COVID-19

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How our research is contributing to the public health response

 

Experts at the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences are actively engaged in COVID-19 research and service activities to help protect workers and build resilient communities during the global pandemic.

 

Our impact

A red barn and farmland in the foreground with Mount Baker in the background.

COVID-19 on Washington farms

Nearly two-thirds of farms experienced increased operating costs, according to new report from the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition, DEOHS and partners

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In a park, a woman in a face mask holds a mobile phone while observing a runner with a dog on a leash.

King County gets high marks for masking

More than 85% of observed King County residents masked up in public, UW researchers find in partnership with King County and Washington State Department of Health

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A man stands in a lab holding a swab in its paper packaging.

Can a single test detect both TB and COVID-19?

It’s one of several innovative ideas to help end TB from the research lab of DEOHS Professor Jerry Cangelosi

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Two women in "Nuestra Casa" T-shirts and face masks stand next to a sign about resources offered by Nuestra Casa in English and Spanish (ESL Classes, Citizenship Classes, Health Workshops, Referral Services)

A community lifeline in the pandemic

Community groups fill a public health gap for farmworkers and other Central Washington residents, new report from UW and Front and Centered shows

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Map of Seattle showing by zip code which areas are most vulnerable to COVID-19

Mapping vaccine access

New mapping tool developed by DEOHS helps City of Seattle prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

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Cultivating farmworker health on the airwaves

PNASH Center partners with Radio KDNA to develop a COVID-19 Spanish radio series for farmworkers

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In the news

Many cleaning products are labeled as eco-friendly, but how do we know what that means — and what it doesn't mean? Experts explain.
May 7, 2021 | NBC News | Featured: Nancy Simcox View

Seattle health expert says reaching herd immunity unlikely
May 6, 2021 | KING-5 News | Featured: Gerard A. Cangelosi View

Celebs endorse the WELL Health-Safety seal, but does the science hold up?
May 4, 2021 | MedPage Today | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View

Ventilation is key to school safety during the pandemic. How are Washington schools refreshing classroom air?
April 30, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Marissa Baker, Elena Austin View

Even if you’re vaccinated, indoor dining is still complicated
April 30, 2021 | Vox | Featured: Marissa Baker View