Friday, March 26, 2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) application closes March 31

The University of Iowa has received additional funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to distribute to students with exceptional financial need who are enrolled during the spring 2021 semester. The HEERF II Grant application is now open in MyUI and will remain open through March 31. Information about eligibility and how to apply is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. Applying does not guarantee funds will be approved.

COVID-19 vaccine update: Johnson County vaccination progress

According to the state? data, Iowa has administered a total of 1,305,043 of the COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents. About 81,839 have been administered to those who reside in Johnson County.

Please keep in mind immunity is not achieved immediately after receiving the vaccine. It also will take time for everyone who wants to be vaccinated to receive the required doses. In the meantime, we can continue to protect ourselves and each other by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance from others, washing our hands frequently, and avoiding indoor gatherings with others outside our household. More information about the state of Iowa? vaccine administration is available here.

County Population Two-Dose Series Initiated Two-Dose Series Completed Single-Dose Series Completed % of Johnson County Resident with Two-Dose Series Initiated & Two- and Single-Dose Series Completed % of Johnson County Resident with Two- and Single-Dose Series Completed
Johnson 151,140 18,143 31,311 1,074 33.61% 21.24%

University of Iowa self-reported COVID-19 testing

These data reflect new cases since March 24, 2021.

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: 6
  • Total cases: 3,069


  • New cases: 2
  • Total cases: 460

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: 0*

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.