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. We deeply appreciate your patience and understanding. Please show care and support each other, and continue to reject stigmas.


July 2, 2020

President Wintersteen provided an update on plans to have campus ready for the fall semester by Aug. 3. Her message to the campus community also included information on COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff at Thielen Student Health Center, changes for domestic travel and new CDC guidance on those who are at higher risk for COVID-19. 

June 27, 2020

To maintain a healthy campus, it is critically important all members of the Iowa State community self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and stay at home if you are not feeling well. Students, faculty, and staff should immediately self-report if they test positive for COVID-19.

Positive test results must be reported by completing this form. Self-reporting is a safe, confidential process that allows ISU’s Public Health Team to provide support. Students, faculty and staff are required to self-report and self-isolate if they test positive. University leaders are also developing a broad list of mitigation strategies to limit the risk and spread of COVID-19. Read more about the response process in this campus message.

June 24, 2020

Face coverings and/or face shields will be required in classrooms, offices, and other areas where physical distancing is not possible, effective Wednesday, July 1. Faculty, staff, and students who test positive for COVID-19 should report that information to Thielen Student Health Center. More information is available in President Wintersteen's campus memo.  


Previous updates

View all previous updates (beginning Feb. 29, 2020).