COVID-19 PCR test

UW Medicine is responding to the impact of the fast-spreading omicron variant by establishing capacity and staffing strategies to ensure high-quality care to all patients.
January 14, 2022

UW Medicine on Jan. 14 reached a record high of COVID-19 inpatients, 194, across its hospitals. The highly transmissible omicron variant is putting a significant strain on health systems nationally. 

a clinician talks with a patient at a UW Medicine COVID-19 test site
December 30, 2021

Beginning Jan. 4, 2022, UW Medicine will prioritize COVID-19 nasal swab tests for people with appointments who have symptoms of respiratory illness or who have a known exposure to COVID-19.

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