Help us slow the spread of COVID-19.
Campus Health Practices
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. In addition, the Office of the Vice President for Research has posted guidance for the research enterprise on its website.
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.
Keep yourself and campus safe by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
- Fever (temperature >=37.8 C or 100.0 F) or Chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Learn more about what to do if you're experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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 up-to-date on COVID-19 information, case reporting data, and guidance from national and state agencies.