We're in this together.

The University of Iowa is taking deliberate steps to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus for our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our surrounding community. As a university employee, we are asking for your commitment to this shared responsibility when you work on campus.

Returning to campus

 

  • Your supervisor will notify you of the date you will return to your campus workspace.
  • Units that can continue to effectively work remotely will be encouraged to continue to do so in order to reduce the overall density of people on campus. 
  • Plans are being made on a unit-by-unit basis, so communicate with leaders to stay up-to-date. 
  • Direct any policy- or benefits-related questions or concerns to your unit's HR lead.

Expectations

To protect employee health and safety, you have been asked to read and acknowledge a set of workplace expectations to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Expectations include:

  • Follow the campus mask policy. Effective Thursday, May 20, 2021, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in university buildings or on campus, except in health care settings and where required by state or federal guidelines (e.g., passengers on CAMBUS).
  • Staying home (and reporting) if you develop any symptom(s) consistent with COVID-19.
  • Familiarize yourself with these guidelines for self-reporting if you test positive, or are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Report noncompliance with guidelines to your supervisor or local HR representative.

 

Self-Report A Positive Test or Close Contact

Questions?

Working Remotely

Human Resources

COVID-19 FAQs

Main campus meeting and event guidance

The UI will 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).

Meetings

  • While university meetings may take place face-to-face, the university is prioritizing all spaces for instruction. To accomplish that goal, meeting conveners should continue to avoid conflicts in scheduling. *Excludes UI Health Care.

Technology considerations

  • Meetings with a virtual component will use appropriate technology to ensure inclusivity and allow full engagement by remote participants.
  • For effective virtual and hybrid meetings, meeting rooms should be equipped with appropriate technology and leaders and participants should be able to use the technologies needed effectively.

Facilities considerations

  • FM@Your Service or the Building Coordinator can answer any questions about services in building spaces.

Events

  • Effective May 17, 2021 CIMT will no longer review events.
     
  • Building Coordinators can assist with questions on individual spaces. FM@Your Service can be a resource for information on room sizes.
     
  • Individuals should work with building coordinators or utilize space reservation systems to reserve event space.

More information

Buildings

Parking and transportation

Masks, distancing, and health