UI reports 21 new cases of COVID-19

Since Oct. 23, the UI has reported 16 self-reported cases of COVID-19 among students, and five reported cases among staff. This brings the student total for the semester up to 2,132 and the employee total to 86.

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Jenna Galligan

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Claire Benson, News Reporter


The University of Iowa is reporting 16 new self-reported positive COVID-19 tests among students since Oct. 23. 

According to a campus-wide update sent to the UI community on Monday, this brings the semester to date to 2,132 total self-reported student cases.

The UI also reported there have been five new self-reported positive cases among employees, bringing the semester total to 86.

There is currently one residence hall student in quarantine, and three students in self-isolation.

In a campus-wide email sent Monday, the UI reminded the campus community to engage in practices that follow social distancing guidelines and promote health and safety.

“Avoid the three Cs: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact,” the UI said. “Remember to follow the three Ws: wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.”

In the past 14 days, there have been 377 cases of COVID-19 reported in Johnson County.

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