Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University of Iowa is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. This website will be updated regularly with information regarding the university's preparation and response to COVID-19.

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The university delayed the start of virtual instruction by one week. Courses resumed on Monday, March 30, and will be conducted virtually through the rest of the spring semester.



The University of Iowa has canceled spring commencement ceremonies. All other UI events will likewise be canceled, postponed, or conducted virtually for the remainder of the spring semester.


Campus Services

Find the latest information regarding campus services and facilities, including changes in operating hours and temporary closures.


I feel I may have been exposed to the virus. What action should I take?

Anyone who is worried about potential exposure should first call health care professionals so they can assess your symptoms and risk factors and help you make a plan. Do not walk in to QuickCare, Student Health, any UI Health Care clinic, the State Hygienic Lab, or any emergency room. Points of contact are listed below.


Call or email the Student Health Nurseline (319-335-9704, or your local health care provider and inform them of your travel history and symptoms. After hours and on weekends, call the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (319-384-9010 or the 24-hour helpline, 319-384-8819) or your local health care provider. You may also wish to schedule a video visit through MyChart.


Call your health care provider or the UI Hospitals & Clinics (319-384-9010) and inform them of your travel history and symptoms, or schedule a video visit through MyChart.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet, or 2 meters) from others when possible.


Updates on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

24/7 COVID-19 Helpline from UI Hospitals & Clinics

Student Health Nurseline

UI Hospitals & Clinics appointment questions
800-777-8442 (toll free) or send a message through MyChart

Travel Advisories
CDC and U.S. Department of State

UI Hospitals & Clinics
COVID-19 Preparedness

University Counseling Service

UI Employee Assistance Program

UI Critical Incident Management Plan

“As the University of Iowa community experiences heightened anxiety around COVID-19, it is important to avoid assumptions about who may or may not be carrying the virus based on their identity. Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or national origin is unacceptable and counter to our core values. If you experience or witness bias related to the virus, contact the Campus Inclusion Team or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.”
Provost Montse Fuentes