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.



Jan. 16, 2021

recording of the COVID-19 Town Hall is now available. The information presented in the Town Hall is accurate as of Jan. 15. Please refer back to this webpage for the latest updates. 

Jan. 15, 2021

Iowa State continues to work closely with state and county public health officials to facilitate vaccine distribution plans for the campus community. Information and updates will be posted on the COVID-19 Vaccinations page.

Jan. 14, 2021

Provost Jonathan Wickert announced that summer study abroad programs scheduled to depart between May 2 and Aug. 1 have been canceled. A decision on spring commencement will be made by March, 1. Read more in this Inside Iowa State story.

Jan. 12, 2021

The university community is invited to a town hall Friday, Jan. 15 (2-3 p.m. via Webex) that will focus on COVID-19 vaccines. University and community public health experts will address questions about availability and distribution of vaccines on campus and in the Ames community. 

Jan. 11, 2021

The public health team sent a message to the campus community with information on testing strategies, tips for returning to campus and vaccinations.


Archive (as of Feb. 29, 2020)