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.
Employees concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms 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.
Workplace Violence Prevention
An overview of the measures in place to ensure the physical safety and security of our faculty, staff, patients, and visitors.
Respiratory Virus Resources and Prevention
Respiratory virus season brings with it a greater risk for contracting respiratory illnesses like the flu, COVID-19, or RSV, meaning it’s important to adhere to safety measures.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
An overview of our safety policy and details on our expectations for employees on face masks, social distancing, hygiene, and more.
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.
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.