Monday, October 26, 2020

How to properly remove a face mask

In this video, learn more about how to properly put on and remove a face mask, as well as how wearing a face mask can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Campus operations

Please do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. Avoid the three Cs: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact. And remember to follow the three Ws: wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

Seven-day rolling average chart for self-reported UI data

University of Iowa self-reported COVID-19 testing

These data reflect new cases since Oct. 23, 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: 16
  • Semester-to-date: 2,132


  • New cases: 5
  • Semester-to-date: 86

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: 1*

Number of residence hall students in self-isolation: 3**

*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.