Following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, the University of Iowa is suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks following spring break.

The university will move to virtual instruction beginning March 23, 2020, and continue online courses through at least April 3, 2020.

The University is making this decision proactively to maintain the health and safety of  students, faculty, staff, and patients.

Following spring break, students may choose to stay home or return to their residence hall, off-campus housing, or another location. Residence halls and dining services will remain open.

Iowa's campus will remain open to serve those who rely on the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, library services, and recreation and athletics facilities.

  • Beginning March 23 through at least April 3, lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings will move to virtual instruction to the greatest extent possible. The university will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes to instruction moving forward.
  • The university is preparing plans for telecommuting opportunities, when appropriate, for faculty and staff. Please direct your questions to your supervisor or local human resources representative or find additional information on the staff FAQ on the UI’s COVID-19 website.
  • UI Health Care, including Iowa River Landing, Dental Clinics, and Student Health Services will communicate directly to their employees to ensure necessary staffing to maintain patient care and safety.

Iowa will continue to monitor and prepare for additional cases in Johnson County and will adjust the university schedule or classes as needed. Please check this COVID-19 website for updates and other information.


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