Campus COVID-19 Metrics

The University of Iowa is taking deliberate steps to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus and is tracking self-reported cases on our campus.

Campus leadership will use the following metrics to determine if they need to alter policies, procedures, or scheduling. 

  • New cases
  • Percent of positive tests
  • Available testing
  • Appropriate contact tracing
  • Ample classroom instruction
  • Staffing for critical functions
  • Course instruction transition to online
  • Classroom availability
  • Residence hall capacity
  • Protective equipment inventory
  • Cleaning equipment inventory
  • Johnson County school operation level
  • Child care availability
  • Proclamation compliance
  • Cases at other Iowa universities
  • UI Health Care capacity level

The UI will also continue to rely on guidance from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; the Iowa and Johnson County departments of public health (IDPH, JCPH); the Big Ten Conference; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the wearing of masks, social distancing, and other best practices.

Campus Health Guidelines

What to do if you're sick