The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. We have developed the following policies and protocols in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa.
Most of these documents have been written since the beginning of March 2020 and are undergoing frequent revisions as the COVID-19 situation evolves. When using the documents, we caution you to be mindful of the date the document was produced and to check that against current knowledge and evolving clinical standards.
We hope that these guidelines and protocols are valuable to you and your teams. We have relied on other institutions as we developed these guidelines, and we are sharing our knowledge in the same spirit of cooperation among health care providers to combat this pandemic.
For general questions regarding COVID-19, please call our helpline at 319-384-8819. If patients are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms, they may call 319-384-9010 or schedule a video visit. Employees should call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631.
This site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice or professional services. All information is meant for use by health care workers and not the general public. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. No physician-patient relationship is created by this web site or its use. Neither the University of Iowa nor its employees, nor any contributor to this web site, makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided herein or to its use.
COVID-19 By the Numbers
UI Health Care is posting regular snapshots of our current COVID-19 testing, appointment, and inpatient counts.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for UI Health Care Employees
Resources and information for UI Health Care employees about the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Clinical Information
Patient care resources, including clinical and surgical processes, and COVID-19 information for UI Health Care clinicians.
Safety & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Latest guidance and policies from our Program of Hospital Epidemiology.
HR & Employee Health
Resources, guidance, and policies for faculty and staff on what to do if you feel sick, telework, pay practices, travel, holding events, and wellness and prevention.
Information for Supervisors
A list of the most common questions from supervisors.
Patient & Visitor Resources
How to talk to patients and their families about the implementation of special precautions and policies to keep our community safe.
Facilities & Services
Building access, deliveries, parking, food and nutrition options, and other services that are changed during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Resources for Researchers
Information and resources for UI Health Care researchers.
January 26, 2021Update: Continuing employee vaccinations and preparing to vaccinate patients in Phase 1b
January 22, 2021Patricia Winokur, MD, on the importance of safety measures after vaccinations
January 21, 2021Spanish-speaking team: Providing compassion and comfort to patients with COVID-19
January 20, 2021Update: COVID-19 risk score criteria for race and ethnicity
January 20, 2021Remembering lives lost to COVID-19
January 12, 2021Video replay: COVID-19 Vaccine Employee Forum, Jan. 11
January 5, 2021Video replay: COVID-19 Vaccine Employee Forum, Jan. 4
December 18, 2020Video replay: COVID-19 Vaccine Employee Forum, Dec. 17
December 9, 2020Take the two-question COVID-19 vaccine survey
December 8, 2020UI experts appointed to state’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council