The University of Iowa

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, Study Abroad

 

This web page will be updated regularly with answers to frequently asked questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, particularly as they relate to study abroad.

For additional information about campus coronavirus updates, go to coronavirus.uiowa.edu.

On March 14, 2020, the University of Iowa and the Board of Regents recalled all students, faculty, and staff abroad. Visit https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/news/2020/03/ui-board-regents-recalls-all-faculty-staff-and-students-abroad for details.

On March 14, 2020, the University of Iowa and the Board of Regents recalled all students, faculty, and staff abroad. Visit https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/news/2020/03/ui-board-regents-recalls-all-faculty-staff-and-students-abroad for details.

Because the U.S. Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising all U.S. citizens to avoid international travel, International Programs is canceling all 2020 summer study abroad programming.

Information on the UI's Travel Policy for students can be found here.

The CDC has guidance on their site for returning travelers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html.

Stay at home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries) and practice social distancing.

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever (temperature greater than 100.4 F or 38 C). Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  4. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  5. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

Always, you can call the UI Student Health Nurseline for further guidance:  319-335-9704.

Thanks for taking these important public health precautions and let University of Iowa Student Health  know if you have any questions or concerns.

University of Iowa Student Health 
student-health@uiowa.edu
website https://studenthealth.uiowa.edu/

Yes, please visit this web page for information about the Student Emergency Fund. The application for funding can be found here. Please contact a staff member in Student Care & Assistance at 319-335-1162 or dos-assistance@uiowa.edu regarding any questions or to find out more about the application process.