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University of Iowa reports new cases of COVID-19, revises quarantine guidelines

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

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa has reported 11 new self-reported cases of COVID-19 among students and five new cases among UI employees since Oct. 16.  Since the beginning of the semester, the UI has reported 2,086 COVID-19 student cases and 75 employee cases. The highest numbers of COVID-19 cases o...

UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 660 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Oct. 12-18 and received six positive tests and 654 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and staff. A tot...

University of Iowa revises its face covering policy, reports new COVID-19 cases

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

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

October 16, 2020

The University of Iowa will no longer allow face shields and gaiters to be worn without masks as appropriate face coverings, effective Oct. 23. In a campus-wide update on Friday, the UI said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions the effectiveness of gaiters and face shields is unknown at this time, so the university is updating its face covering requirements to l...

Trump rallies thousands of voters in Des Moines less than three weeks from Election Day

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Several thousand people attended the rally to support the president in his reelection campaign for the upcoming election.

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough

October 14, 2020

Less than three weeks out from Election Day and in the midst of a pandemic, President Trump implored Iowa voters to elect him to a second term, saying his term greatly benefited Iowa agriculture, creating a boom to the agriculture sector. Several thousand people gathered for the rally at the Des Moines Inter...

University of Iowa reports 12 new cases of COVID-19

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

October 14, 2020

The University of Iowa has reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 9 self-reported cases among students and 3 self-reported cases among employees since Oct. 12, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday.  Since the beginning of the semester, 2,065 students and 63 employees have reported...

International travel suspended through Jan. 15, new COVID cases reported

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

October 12, 2020

The University of Iowa will not enroll students in international travel through Jan. 15 of 2021, according to a campus-wide email sent Monday.  International travel at the UI has been on hold since campus first closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in march.  The UI also reported updated COV...

UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 12, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 652 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Oct. 5-11 and received 10 positive tests and 642 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and staff membe...

Six University of Iowa greek chapters on interim probation

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Sarah Watson and Rachel Schilke

October 9, 2020

Six greek organizations at the University of Iowa are on interim probation as the chapters undergo investigations from the UI Office of Student Accountability for allegedly violating university COVID-19 guidelines.  Chapters placed on interim suspension — which temporarily stops all organization-sp...

UI reports 22 new cases of COVID-19

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

October 7, 2020

The University of Iowa has reported 16 new self-reported cases of COVID-19 among students and six among employees since Oct. 5.  The numbers reflect an increase from the last report on Oct. 3, when six student and zero employee cases were reported. Bars in Johnson County reopened at 12:01 a.m ...

Reynolds says Iowa hospitals equipped for record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

October 7, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowa’s health-care providers are able to handle a surge in hospitalizations as Iowa hits a record high for the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Iowa reached 444 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. O...

University of Iowa reports six new COVID-19 cases

The Old Capital is seen on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

October 5, 2020

The University of Iowa is reporting updated self-reported COVID-19 cases. Since Oct. 2, six students have self-reported testing positive for the virus. According to the campus-wide email update sent on Monday, since the beginning of the semester, 2,011 students and 48 employees have self-reporte...

Bars to reopen in Johnson, Story Counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

October 2, 2020

Bars, taverns, breweries, and wineries will be allowed to open again in Johnson and Story Counties under a new proclamation from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds issued the proclamation Friday, which allows wineries, breweries and distilleries in the two counties to reopen at 5 p.m. on Friday. Bars ...