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.


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


Working Remotely

Human Resources


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).


  • 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.


  • 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


Parking and transportation

Masks, distancing, and health