Updates and resources

This site was established to provide campus updates and information related to COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Confirmed cases are tracked by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The university's emergency operations team is considering the best interests of our students, faculty and staff. Please show care and support each other, and continue to reject stigmas.



Nov. 24, 2020

Faculty, staff and graduate students will continue to receive Cyclones Care Daily Symptom Checker emails and text messages over the winter break. Messages sent to undergraduate students will be suspended from Nov. 26 – Jan. 11. Even though students won’t receive a daily reminder during this time, they should continue to assess how they feel every day and stay home if they are sick.

Nov. 23, 2020

COVID-19 weekly snapshot: 268 positive test results; 5.2% positivity rate.

COVID-19 testing will be offered over winter break at Thielen Student Health Center. The remote testing site at Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum will resume normal operations on Jan. 10, 2021. Testing hours are available on the Thielen website.

Nov. 18, 2020

In response to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Student Financial Aid has extended the priority date for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to Dec. 20. 

Nov. 17, 2020

Athletics Director Jamie Pollard announced changes for Saturday's football game against Kansas State. Only families/guests of student-athletes and staff can attend the game.

Nov. 16, 2020

Thielen Student Health Center developed a list of resources and tips to help students prepare to return home for winter break. 

Weekly snapshot for Nov. 9-15: 324 total positive tests; 12.6% positivity rate. More information on the COVID-19 Public Health Data website.  


Archive (as of Feb. 29, 2020)