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.



March 8, 2021

Total positive test results (on-campus testing and self-reports): 36. The weekly positivity rate is 2.97%. The cumulative positivity rate for on-campus testing (since Jan. 1) is 3.3%. Please continue to follow Cyclones Care behaviors and keep this rate low.

March 1, 2021

President Wintersteen sent a campus message outlining plans for in-person spring commencement celebrations. 

Feb. 9, 2021

COVID-19 positive test results for Feb. 1-7: 39 (on-campus testing and self-reports), 3.13% positivity percentage. Results for spring return to campus testing are available in the weekly snapshot. Find more data on the COVID-19 Public Health Data website (weekly and daily updates).  


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Face coverings required

Face coverings are required on campus, in the city of Ames, and in Story County.


Archive (as of Feb. 29, 2020)