Monday, October 12, 2020

Campus operations

Thank you for doing your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. Please continue to wear face coverings inside university buildings and in common areas whenever social distancing is not possible. It is also important to avoid large group gatherings on and off campus. By working together, we can create the culture we desire at the University of Iowa.

Johnson County positive cases

University of Iowa self-reported COVID-19 testing

These data reflect new cases since Oct. 9, 2020.

The University of Iowa has published an updated snapshot of self-reported positive COVID-19 tests from faculty, staff, and students.

Number of self-reported cases of COVID-19


  • New cases: 12
  • Semester-to-date: 2,056


  • New cases: 4
  • Semester-to-date: 60

These numbers reflect only self-reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 tests from UI faculty, staff, and students on the academic campus since Aug. 18, 2020. These data will not match data reported by UI Hospitals & Clinics or by the Iowa Department of Public Health for several reasons, including different testing time intervals and geographic scope. Students who also are employees of the university are only reported in the student number to avoid double counting. The UI has more than 30,000 students and nearly 30,000 employees. Many employees continue to work remotely but have self-reported to authorize sick leave.

Number of residence hall students in quarantine: 3*

Number of residence hall students in self-isolation: 4**

*Quarantine: Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

**Self-isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are symptomatic and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.

Study abroad and student travel

Based on a risk assessment and guided by UI International Travel Policy for Students, UI International Programs does not plan to enroll students in international travel through at least Jan. 15, 2021.

International travel may be on hold, but International Programs continues to develop new ways students can connect with the world. Learn more about international educational opportunities available here in Iowa on the International Programs website.