A variety of COVID-19 testing options are available in our community. Please see the testing information page.
Faculty and Staff
Employees who wish to request a workplace accommodation based on a health condition should contact their local human resources representative to initiate an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation review with Faculty and Staff Disability Services (FSDS).
On July 1, 2022, the university returned to pre-pandemic leave policies in compliance with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, lifting the COVID-19 State of Emergency in 2021. The university continues to offer substantial time-off benefits. If you have COVID-19 or any other illness, you should follow your department’s standard process for reporting an illness and taking sick leave.
University Human Resources Family Services office has resources to assist in finding alternate child care arrangements. This site will be updated regularly as new information and resources for our caregivers of children becomes available. Managers should direct employees here for assistance.
Students and Parents
TALA has been phased out. If there are concerns about a need for reasonable accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), students should contact Student Disability Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students are also encouraged to contact their advisor or collegiate student services office for additional assistance. If students have other concerns related to their health and well-being, they may contact Student Care and Assistance (email@example.com). Faculty are not being required to teach their in-person classes virtually.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides emergency funding to higher education for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The University of Iowa’s Office of Financial Aid has completed distributing the $8.086 million the university received from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist UI students experiencing financial difficulties related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. About 4,700 eligible students received assistance, with an average award of $1,712.
- 85% of recipients are undergraduate students, 10% are professional students, and 5% are graduate students.
- 33% of the recipients are first-generation students.
- 33% of the total number of undergraduate student recipients also are Pell Grant recipients. (Graduate and professional students are not eligible for Pell Grants.)
To be eligible students had to meet Title IV eligibility requirements, demonstrate a financial hardship due to COVID-19 pandemic, and have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The University is required to provide details on the distribution of these funds to students, and is available here: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Report (PDF).