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McKinstry breaks ground on Gonzaga, UW medical education and innovation center in U-District

A community vision continues to come life as the 770-acre University District is now home to six universities, Avista Development and McKinstry’s Catalyst Building and two medical schools – Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the University of Washington-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, which is expanding health care education through a new building that broke ground Thursday. 

UW Medicine to furlough about 4,000 workers

UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the health care system’s position at the forefront of COVID-19 response efforts both locally and globally.

University of Washington Medicine staff rally for better protections

Unionized University of Washington Medicine staff and labor organizers rallied at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday, calling for better protections from the novel coronavirus and protesting planned furloughs and layoffs in the face of $500 million in losses during the current pandemic.

UW model offers hope for Washington’s coronavirus response, but still forecasts 82,000 dead nationwide

Updated modeling from the University of Washington suggests “peak resource use” at Washington hospitals occurred on April 2 without a statewide shortage of ICU beds. It projected daily COVID-19 deaths in the state would peak on Monday before dropping to 18 deaths per day through Thursday and declining slowly afterward. And it suggests the state will reach its total death toll – 632 – on May 10.

University of Washington moves classes online over virus fears; EWU moves finals online, up

Despite the University of Washington’s announcement Friday to move all classes online, Washington State University, the University of Idaho and other area colleges will continue holding classes while monitoring developments with the coronavirus outbreak, officials said. The UW said it will stop classes for nearly 60,000 students at its three campuses. The change will take effect Monday and run through the end of winter quarter on March 13.