Help us slow the spread of COVID-19.

The university will continue to monitor local and national developments and 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 CDC.

Campus Health Practices

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Face masks are not required, but welcome.


Please wear a mask if you have symptoms, test positive, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

You should feel comfortable wearing a mask if you choose. Please be respectful of one another and do not pressure a student, visitor, or employee to wear, or not wear, a mask.

NOTE: UI Health Care has separate face covering guidelines due to patient care. For full personal protective equipment requirements for UI Health Care staff, see The Loop

The Board of Regents and University of Iowa strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and subsequent booster, in consultation with their healthcare provider. State law prohibits Iowa’s public universities from requiring proof of vaccination.

Additional information regarding vaccine availability and distribution is available on the vaccine information page.

Get Vaccinated

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Keep yourself and campus safe by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

Learn more.





COVID-19 symptoms

  • Fever (temperature >=37.8 C or 100.0 F) or Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you feel sick

Learn more about what to do if you're experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Stay home


Do not leave home, attend class or go to work if you develop any symptom(s) consistent with COVID-19, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.


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Call your doctor


Consult your UI Health Care provider, Student Health, or personal health care provider about any symptoms to see if you need a COVID-19 test.

What to do if you're sick.


Care for your mental health


Coping in the time of COVID-19 is an uncharted, life-changing task for everyone. As a result, it can make caring for our own mental health and that of those around us challenging. Follow the links on the right to learn more about campus resources, including a 24/7 support line where you can call, text, or chat online for help.

Stay informed


Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information, case reporting data, and guidance from national and state agencies.

Johnson County Public Health

Iowa Department of Public Health

National case data

CDC COVID-19 information