COVID-19 Testing

Face coverings

    On May 20, 2021, The Iowa Board of Regents lifted its state of emergency for regent institutions and removed campus requirements for face coverings. Faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus are not required to wear a face covering. This guidance does not apply to CyRide, veterinary medicine facilities, research laboratories and health care operations. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue to wear a face covering while on campus.

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


      COVID-19 Processes

      Testing

      • Students can schedule a COVID-19 test at Thielen Student Health Center only if they are experiencing symptoms. Testing is not available for individual pre-travel requirements. Check for pre-travel and passenger testing availability at airports, pharmacies, clinics and Test Iowa locations.

      • Employees should schedule an appointment through Test Iowa or their primary care physician.
      • Off-campus results can be submitted through the self-reporting form.

      Isolation and Quarantine

      Isolation prevents the spread of an infectious disease by separating people who are sick from those who are not. It lasts as long as the disease is contagious. 

      Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. It lasts long enough to ensure the person has not contracted an infectious disease. 

      I'm a student. What are my options for isolation or quarantine? 

      • Students living in residence halls may choose to isolate/quarantine in designated on-campus areas or at home with their families. 
      • Students who live off campus or in campus apartments will be responsible for their own isolation/quarantine living arrangements. 

      Academic Questions and Resources  

      Students who cannot attend class due to isolation or quarantine need to contact their instructors to coordinate making up any missed material. If a student is unable to communicate with instructors due to symptoms caused by COVID-19, students can contact the Office of Student Assistance, studentassistance@iastate.edu

      Health Monitoring

      To limit the spread of COVID-19, individuals should monitor their health every day before coming to campus and stay home if not feeling well. According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

      If you have COVID-19 symptoms: 

      • STAY HOME.
      • Limit contact with others. 
      • Contact Thielen Student Health Center or your personal healthcare provider. 
      • Notify your instructor or supervisor. 

      If you test positive for COVID-19:

        If you feel ill

        Stay home, limit contact with others

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        Contact your instructors and/or work supervisor

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        Schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test

        Students: Thielen Student Health Center

        Employees: Test Iowa clinic or primary care physician

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        Stay home while waiting for your test result

        Wear a face covering in all public spaces, including bathrooms

         

        If you test positive

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        Complete the self-reporting form if tested at an off-campus location

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        Work with contact tracing and case investigation personnel to identify others who may have been exposed

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        Isolate (follow CDC guidelines)

        On-campus residents: Oak Hall

        Off-campus residents: At home

         

        If you've been exposed

        Quarantine (follow CDC guidelines)

        On-campus residents: Elm Hall

        Off-campus residents: At home

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        Contact your instructors and/or work supervisor