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A woman in a white shirt talks with another woman in a blue shirt while standing in front of desks with laptops.

An inside look at Washington’s pandemic response

Grit and teamwork: A DEOHS master’s student describes her experience on the state’s COVID-19 response team

March 31, 2020 | Kaitlyn Kelly

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A grocery store clerk stands behind a clear plastic shield filled with signs about COVID-19 while scanning groceries..

COVID-19 resources for employers and workers

Your source for the latest guidance on workplace health and safety from DEOHS

Portrait of DEOHS Lecturer Yona Sipos in a greenhouse

Food in the time of coronavirus

How to eat sustainably during the pandemic while helping others, too

A man in a face mask and protective gear holds a tube and cotton swab near the driver's side window of a car.

New study clears path for self-sampling for COVID-19

Patients can collect their own samples just as accurately as clinicians to protect health care workers and preserve PPE, according to new study from UW and UnitedHealth Group

Man talking on phone in front of handrail with downtown seattle in the background.

Share your pandemic story

UW DEOHS researchers launch new King County study on resilience and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak

DEOHS research scientist Rachel Wood holds a cotton swab for TB testing.

TB screening made easy

Oral swab testing for tuberculosis takes off with a $1.2 million grant to DEOHS researchers

Children in Nigeria playing in water in a drainage area contaminated by wastewater.

Catching waterborne disease before it spreads

DEOHS-designed bag filtration method tracks pathogens to prevent diseases like polio, and perhaps someday COVID-19