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 and distancing practices

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Face masks strongly encouraged, but not required


The University of Iowa strongly encourages face masks in all classroom settings and during in-person office hours.

Guidelines implemented by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa prohibit the public universities from requiring masks on campus.

*University policy and federal law continue to require masks on CAMBUS.

Get Vaccinated

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

Learn more.


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Wash your hands 


Use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.



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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.


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Stay informed


Communicate regularly with instructors, student housing, and unit leads to stay up-to-date on procedure changes.



What to do if you're sick

If you feel sick

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

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

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.

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