We have developed the following policies, protocols, and resources to equip our teams with the tools they need to make every day a safe day.
We can only be successful at safety if we each take it to heart and hold ourselves and each other accountable every day, every time. Because it’s the right thing to do.
For our patients, for Iowans, and for each other.
We Stand for Safety.
The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. We have developed the following safety plans and information in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa.
These documents 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 protocol 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 Safety Guidelines
An overview of our safety policy and details on our expectations for employees on face coverings, social distancing, hygiene, and more.
Holiday and seasonal safety ǀ Guide
Browse through safety topics, organized by holiday and season, to learn more about how to make safe choices.
COVID-19 Safety Resources & Tools
This toolkit contains tools and resources related to COVID-19, including as signage, frequently asked questions, talking points, how to videos, and a work space safety evaluation request form.
Physical Safety & Security
An overview of the measures in place to ensure the physical safety and security of our faculty, staff, patients, and visitors.
Staff & Patient Safety Stories
Send a safety shout-out, read employee and patient stories on safety, view photos of safety in action, and more.
Safety Information for Supervisors
Checklists, tools, and other resources to help supervisors promote safety with their teams.
Ways you can help keep our community safe
We need your help to amplify our safety messages and make sure the public gets the right information about staying safe in the time of COVID-19.