Fred Hutch statement on COVID-19

UPDATE: Fred Hutch activated a mandatory remote work policy for its Seattle employees starting on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Infectious disease researchers at Fred Hutch are contributing to scientific efforts to test, track and model the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. In collaboration with the global scientific community and public health officials, they are working to track the genomic profile of the virus, understand its evolution compared to related viruses, and design vaccine study protocols.

Seattle Flu Study is a collaboration between Fred Hutch, University of Washington Medicine and Seattle Children’s that is actively involved in following COVID cases and infections in our region. More information on SFS can be found at or by contacting

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