COVID-19 Guidance

The COVID-19 pandemic is over, but the virus still has the potential to spread and do harm to localized communities. Because of this, we still have some recommendations if you think you might have COVID.

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:

  • STAY HOME except to seek medical care.
  • Follow guidance from your health care provider.
  • Consult the CDC’s webpage on isolation for more information and guidelines.

Face Coverings

Personal choice: Faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus may choose to wear or not wear a face mask anywhere they deem appropriate.

Public Health Monitoring

All positive COVID-19 test results that are reported to the State of Iowa Department of Health and Human Services are included in the state’s Influenza and Respiratory Virus report. The state website is the most complete source for information.