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新冠肺炎 (Coronavirus) Update

Dear Upper 爱荷华州 University Community,

The health and safety of our students, employees and visitors are a top priority at Upper 爱荷华州 University. With this is mind, University leadership and emergency operations personnel continue to communicate with and receive guidance from public health officials with regard to 新冠肺炎.

UIU’s current course of action:

  • UPDATE (5/29):  All Session 6 courses originally scheduled to be taught face-to-face w生病 now be taught in the online format, with a start date of July 13, and an end date of August 20.
  • All students must follow attendance and participation policies found on page 45 of the UIU Catalog.
  • UIU有 CARES Act funds to help ease the financial burden this situation has created, which will be awarded as grants to our students. CARES Act funds are to be allocated to students who were moved from a face-to-face classroom course to an online course format; applicants cannot have been enrolled in all-online courses for Session 4. Emergency grants can be used for eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. The CARES Act requires students who receive the grants to meet Title IV federal financial aid eligibility requirements, as determined by a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you have not already completed the FAFSA, this must be completed and received by UIU before grant funds can be awarded. Those who are eligible will have access to the Emergency Grant form on myuiu under the Finances tab beginning Monday, May 18. For priority consideration, students should complete and submit this application by Sunday, May 24. Submissions w生病 be reviewed beginning the week of May 26.

Official University Communications

March 2020

Prevention

There is a lot each of us can do to control the spread of this virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that we frequently wash our hands the right way and also do these other things to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and other viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze, ideally with a tissue; throw away the tissue and wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean/disinfect surfaces regularly.
  • Stay home when you are sick; seek medical advice if you are seriously 生病.

If you are traveling, it is recommended that we keep a daily log of our location so we can recall where we were on specific days should that be needed in relation to health-related inquiries. Our University Facilities team is also undertaking a number of precautions at the residential campus to help keep our students, faculty and staff safe, including a deep cleaning of 费耶特 Campus this week and ongoing increased use of disinfectant.

新冠肺炎 Print Materials

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If You Have 症状

Illness related to COVID-19 is often in the form of mild symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath; however, some patients, particularly those who suffer from other serious health conditions, have suffered from a more severe form of the COVID-19 illness. 症状 develop 2-14 days following exposure to the coronavirus. The CDC recommends that any student or employee experiencing acute respiratory 生病ness to include the symptom above, or those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with 新冠肺炎, should call the appropriate medical care provider in their area, not go to class or work, and limit their contact with others. Please call your medical provider before going to see them to avoid unnecessarily exposing others.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the appropriate person(s).

If a student:

Student Life
563-425-5215
[email protected]

If in 费耶特 and after hours:

Campus Police
563-425-5372 (campus)
563-425-3500 (city office)

If an employee:

Human Resources
563-425-5990
[email protected]

Recommendations for  individuals with potential 新冠肺炎 exposure

Stay at home and isolate themselves from others in the home in the following situations:

    • Taken a cruise anywhere in the world in the last 14 days.
    • Traveled internationally to a country with a level 3 travel warning in the last 14 days.
    • Close contact with a suspected or confirmed 新冠肺炎 case in the last 14 days.

Recommendations for all 生病 individuals

Stay home and isolate from others in the house until:

  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)

  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)

  • At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 新冠肺炎?

新冠肺炎 is the name that has been given to the 生病ness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus.

How do I protect myself from 新冠肺炎?

There is a lot each of us can do to control the spread of this virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that we frequently wash our hands >the right way and also do these other things to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and other viruses: Avoid close contact with people who are sick; cover your cough/sneeze, ideally with a tissue (throw the tissue away and wash hands); avoid touching your face; clean/disinfect surfaces regularly; stay home when you are sick; and seek medical advice if you are seriously 生病.

What are the symptoms of 新冠肺炎 and what should I do if I develop symptoms?

Illness related to COVID-19 is often in the form of mild symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath; however, some patients, particularly those who suffer from other serious health conditions, have suffered from a more severe form of the COVID-19 illness. Symptoms develop 2-14 days following exposure to the coronavirus. The CDC recommends that any student or employee experiencing acute respiratory 生病ness to include the symptom above, or those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with 新冠肺炎, should call the appropriate medical care provider in their area, not go to class or work, and limit their contact with others. Please call your medical provider before going to see them to avoid unnecessarily exposing others. It is also suggested that you contact the University at the contact information listed under the “If You have 症状” section earlier on this page.

All employees covered by UIU health insurance are reminded that our plans do offer a telehealth option called Doctors on Demand. The CDC is recommending video visits with doctors to help avoid exposure and reduce the risk of being exposed to germs in the waiting room.

Wellmark has extended that the member cost-share for virtual visits, including those for mental health reasons, are waived through Aug 31, 2020. At that time, they we reassess.

Resources for Wellmark members

Learn how to use Doctors on Demand.

Is UIU canceling classes or moving them online?

UIU will continue to consider guidance and directives from national, state and local public health agencies as decisions are made regarding Session One instruction. Currently, UIU is planning to offer face-to-face instruction during Session One at all locations except Fort Leavenworth, Fort Hood, Fort Polk, and 台面. These locations w生病 offer only online instruction during Session One and Session Two per guidance from the military and state officials.

Knowing that all stakeholders benefit by having as much notice as possible should we need to make changes to Session One instruction, our goal is to make a final decision on all locations no later than Monday, August 3. 给n that every UIU location is unique, each location will be assessed individually. It is possible that some locations may conduct face-to-face classes while others may not. This will be decided after considering the circumstances at each location and what is in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff. Please understand that instructional changes may need to be made even after the August 3 deadline should external factors warrant. All efforts w生病 be made to avoid late changes.

A reminder for students enrolled in distance education programs that UIU provides a number of resources to help you achieve success. UIU有 provided online education for over 20 years and distance education for nearly 50 years. We are here to help our students succeed!

Resources for online classes.

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What is UIU doing to ensure safety of students?

UIU有 developed plans to resume face-to-face learning in a safe environment. The precautions being taken extend to residence life, dining services and all other aspects important to the overall student experience. Working in conjunction with public health agencies, UIU w生病 continue to modify and adapt our plans as needed in response to issues related to 新冠肺炎.

What is the move-in schedule and process for August?

New students will begin moving in on August 27. Returning students w生病 move in on August 29-30. This includes student-athletes, with the possible exception of men’s soccer.
Student Life w生病 be contacting all returning and new students with details about their specific move-in schedule.

How w生病 distancing be managed in classroom settings?

Removal of chairs and desks and rearranging of tables from group configurations into rows will maintain distancing in classrooms. Plexiglass barriers and/or markings with tape of CDC-recommended distance will be used by professors and instructors. Plexiglass or vinyl barriers will be constructed between lab spaces. Staggered dismissal will be utilized. Doors into classroom buildings will be specifically marked as either entrances or exits. Taping and directional signage will guide students’ and staff members’ movements through hallways. All individuals w生病 be required to wear face coverings.

How w生病 UIU dining facilities operate safely?

UIU’s dining services are provided by Aramark, a large dining services provider that serves hundreds of universities and hospitals across the country. Aramark has an extensive plan of action to ensure guests and staff remain safe during a pandemic event. Aramark w生病 collaborate with UIU to modify and adapt its plan as needed to ensure continued focus on student and staff health and safety as 好 as quality of the product provided. Some examples include modified dining hours to ensure all high touch areas are sanitized between services, daily temperature and health verification of Aramark staff, increased sanitation of high touch areas, and the elimination of self-serve buffet options.

What is the status of fall sports?

UIU Athletics is currently moving ahead with plans to play competitive sports in the fall. All fall sports, with the possible exception of men’s soccer, will have competition delayed until September 26. Practices will not resume until after school begins (again, with the possible exception of men’s soccer). We are monitoring the current situation on a daily basis and are talking to our peers, Commissioners and the NCAA and w生病 adjust our plans accordingly.

What is UIU doing to keep student-athletes safe and healthy?

UIU Athletics has an extensive and detailed plan that will be enacted to keep our athletes safe during their daily workouts, practices, travel and competition opportunities. Every possible precaution w生病 be taken to ensure the safety of our student-athletes including; initial screening and detailed physical exams; daily monitoring; careful and detailed practice protocols; disinfecting of all areas on a regular basis; modifications of travel; careful monitoring of meals, meetings, pre/post game meetings and all other areas that are impacted in regard to athletic competition.

Are masks required on campus?

Students w生病 receive one UIU logoed mask and are encouraged to also bring their own. Faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus are currently required to wear a mask or personal face covering when in group settings or when distancing is not possible. Distancing of six feet is encouraged when possible.

What additional cleaning is being done on campus?

The facilities team will be increasing and disinfecting cleaning schedules for high touch points in common and public areas (classrooms, restrooms, lounge areas, etc). Every building will have a custodian assigned, either on day or night shift. Furniture in common places w生病 be removed to ensure appropriate social distancing in these areas.

Is testing being conducted as part of returning to campus?

Currently, students returning to the Fayette Campus w生病 not be required. However, any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who believes they may have been exposed to someone with 新冠肺炎 should be tested. Scott Pharmacy in 费耶特 is participating in a drive-thru testing system in partnership with public health agencies.

Is there a nurse or medical professional on campus?

UIU recently began a partnership with Winneshiek Health Services and w生病 be providing a health professional on campus to see students at least three days per week beginning when classes start.

What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or is exposed to 新冠肺炎?

Any individual testing positive will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local or state public health officials will conduct contact tracing to identify any other individuals who may have been exposed. Several areas on campus have been identified to isolate students who test positive for 新冠肺炎 and additional areas will be used to quarantine those who may have been exposed. Student Life will work directly with the student to ensure that their physical and emotional needs are being met, to include meal delivery. Since all classes will have the ability to be presented virtually, the student w生病 in most cases be able to continue their academic schedule.

W生病 the campus community be notified if there is a positive case of 新冠肺炎 on campus?

Because of privacy laws, details about students or employees who test positive for 新冠肺炎 w生病 not be released. However, local or state public health officials may contact students or employees as part of their efforts to conduct contact tracing.

What if I don't have internet but my location moves to online classes only?

A number of companies are offering promotions to students and others to help people through this challenging time. Of few of those are listed below. Others may be added as they are brought to our attention. You are also advised to check with your current cell phone and/or internet company to determine if they are offering any promotions for existing customers.

What do I do if I have internet issues and cannot turn in an assignment on time?

Students are advised to maintain communication with the faculty members instructing your courses and not to wait until last moment to turn in an assignment.

Where can I find online tutoring, writing help, and other assistance?

Online Tutoring

There are two options for tutoring: NetTutor and Zoom tutoring.

Online Writing Assistance

Visit the Writing Center website to learn more about how to get help with writing assignments.

Disability Services questions and assistance

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Other resources for online classes

If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to your academic advisor.

Are there resources offering free access to textbooks for students?

Vital Source is offering some of their books at no charge right now. 圣智 is offering free access to all of their digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through 圣智 Unlimited for the remainder of the semester.

Is UIU closing its 费耶特 Campus or other locations?

University employees began working remotely Thursday, March 26. This action was in response to government and public health agency guidance. It w生病 be announced when the decision is made to reopen 费耶特 Campus/center locations to the public.

费耶特 Residence Hall Information

REMINDER:  Fall 2020-21 Housing Application Portal is OPEN!  Below are the links to complete this process

CLICK HERE FOR THE HOUSING APPLICATION

COMMUTER REQUEST FORM 

Additional Information:  As registration for the Fall Semester approaches, we w生病 now allow students with a balance under $3000 to register.

If you have any further questions regarding housing, please contact the Student Life office, email: [email protected], phone: 563-425-5215.

When is 费耶特 Campus Dining open?

Upper 爱荷华州 plans to reopen dining facilities on Monday, August 17.

Have student activities been canceled?

The student activities schedule has been significantly modified. Stay up-to-date at What’s Happenin’ UIU. Any questions call Student Life at 563-425-5215.

Is the Rec Center closed?

Based on the guidance of local health officials, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UIU developed a comprehensive reopening plan and Covid-19 guidance that prioritizes the safety and 好-being of Rec Center members, staff, and the entire Upper 爱荷华州 community.

The UIU Rec Center reopened Monday, June 1.

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • NOTE: As an added precaution, the UIU Rec Center w生病 be closed for sanitizing and cleaning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 ¬– 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  • All members w生病 be asked to wash hands or utilize hand sanitizer immediately upon entry.
  • Access will be limited to current UIU Rec Center members only. Guest passes/day passes w生病 not be available.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet w生病 be implemented and maintained by members and staff.
  • Members are encouraged to wear face masks, especially when entering/exiting the facility.
  • If you are not feeling 好 or think you have been exposed to somebody with Covid-19, please stay home and follow CDC/IDPH guidelines before returning to the UIU Rec Center.
  • Members must scan in using their UIU ID or membership card to limit contact between members and staff.
  • Members should bring their own filled water bottle. The drinking fountains and water bottle filling station w生病 not be available for patron use.
  • The locker rooms w生病 remain closed until further notice.
    • If you left items in the locker rooms prior to the pandemic, you will be able to access those items, but you w生病 not be able to use the locker room for other purposes.
  • Single bathrooms w生病 be available for member use.
  • The upstairs group fitness room w生病 remain closed until further notice.
  • All equipment must be cleaned by the member BEFORE and AFTER use.
  • Members must bring in their own basketballs, volleyballs, etc.
  • All cardio equipment has been moved to court 1 in the gymnasium.
  • Room capacities:
    • Free Weight Room: 6 individuals
    • Upstairs Track: 8 individuals
    • Basketball Courts: 3 per hoop
  • Staff members are strongly encouraged to wear face masks during their shift.
  • Rec Center staff w生病 clean and sanitize the entrance, front desk area, and contact points frequently.
  • Guidance from the IDPH and CDC is ever-changing, and we ask for your flexibility as guidelines, room capacity, etc., may change quickly and without notice.

Does UIU have any travel restrictions?

Upper 爱荷华州 University is canceling all University-sponsored international travel until further notice.

UIU’s 爱荷华州 students and employees:

Based on March 21, 2020 Iowa government guidance, any Iowa resident who has traveled on an overnight trip outside of Iowa within the last 14 days should immediately self-isolate. The duration of this self-isolation should be 14 days from the individual’s date of return. For example, if an individual engaged in overnight travel outside of 爱荷华州 and returned on March 15, the individual should remain in self-isolation until March 29.

UIU students residing in 爱荷华州 should immediately self-isolate. Self-isolation is complete after 14 days 和 the individual meets guidance previously provided regarding 新冠肺炎 related symptoms or exposure. This would include no fever for at least 72 hours and at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared. A reminder that if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, dry cough or difficulty breathing you should contact your medical provider.

UIU employees residing and/or working at an Iowa location should not report to work at a UIU location if they have traveled and overnighted outside of the State of 爱荷华州 within the last 14 days. Return to work can occur once the 14-day self-isolation has been completed 和 the individual meets guidance previously provided regarding 新冠肺炎 related symptoms or exposure. This would include no fever for at least 72 hours and at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared. A reminder that if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, dry cough or difficulty breathing you should contact your medical provider.

I have traveled to a country where COVID-19 is widespread or have come into contact with someone who may have 新冠肺炎.

The CDC provides information about COVID-19 for travelers, including a 新冠肺炎 risk assessment by country, on their website. As this is a quickly evolving situation, location assessments can be changed or others added. UIU strongly suggests that you plan accordingly and avoid all travel to and through areas designated as level 3 by the CDC. If you have traveled to or through a location designated as level 3 by the CDC, please notify Student Life of that travel at 563-425-5215.

Are airlines providing free flights to students?

For a limited time, (purchase by March 23, 2020, qualifying flights/dates), college students can fly free on Frontier Airlines (promo code: FLYFREE).

I am feeling overwhelmed by all of this. Where can I go for help?

If you are a student and are feeling overwhelmed, we invite you to call Counseling Services at 563-425-5786.

Employees may utilize the EmployeeConnect employee assistance program by calling 888-628-4824 or visiting www.GuidanceResources.com. 登录 credentials and more details about the employee assistance program can be found in this document on myuiu (must login to myuiu to view document).

If You Have 关注

It is normal to have questions and concerns about the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. There are a number of great resources on local, state, and federal websites that provide up-to-date information about the coronavirus and the 新冠肺炎 disease it causes. A number of those sites are listed here:

While we want everyone to be safe, we will also be a welcoming University that embraces diversity and supports each other as we tackle a common foe in 新冠肺炎. Please refrain from making assumptions of the risk of illness about someone based solely on their identity. We w生病 not tolerate anything but a safe and inclusive campus for people of all backgrounds, and we must recognize the harm we do to our community if we allow ourselves to make such assumptions.

If you are a student and are feeling overwhelmed, we invite you to call Counseling Services at 563-425-5786.

Employees may utilize the EmployeeConnect employee assistance program by calling 888-628-4824 or visiting www.GuidanceResources.com. 登录 credentials and more details about the employee assistance program can be found in this document on myuiu (must login to myuiu to view document).