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The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

International travel to resume following pre-pandemic guidelines for faculty and staff

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 24, 2021

University of Iowa faculty and staff will start following pre-pandemic international travel requirements beginning June 1, and will no longer be required to obtain special approval and routing, according...

Iowa Board of Regents President Mike Richards announces Barbara Wilson as the new University of Iowa President at a press conference in the Levitt Center for University Advancement on April 30, 2021. Wilson takes over after the previous University of Iowa President, Bruce Harreld, held office for just over five years.

Board of Regents lifts state of emergency

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 20, 2021

The state of emergency for state Board of Regents institutions has been lifted, requiring traditional student and staff life to return to normal in fall 2021. Regents President Mike Richards announced...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs bill banning school mask mandates

Sabine Martin, News Editor May 20, 2021

The Iowa City Community School District will no longer require face coverings under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds Thursday morning, despite Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.   The...

Fourth year student Ethan Fobbe receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

UI announces new mask guidelines, face masks not required if fully vaccinated

Natalie Dunlap , News Editor May 19, 2021

Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or socially distance in University of Iowa buildings, or elsewhere on campus, with a few exceptions including on the CAMBUS and in health...

A sign is seen outside the Iowa Memorial Union for the vaccine clinic at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

University of Iowa to host second vaccine clinic for students

Rylee Wilson, News Editor May 10, 2021

The University of Iowa will host a second COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students on May 13 and 14 in the Iowa Memorial Union.  Students who received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

UI reports one new case of COVID-19, encourages students to get vaccinated

Claire Benson, News Reporter May 5, 2021

Only one new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported since May 3 at the University of Iowa. The single case was reported to be a student, making the yearly total of positive cases rise to 3,181.  There...

Two cases of the India variant of the COVID-19 virus recently detected in Iowa

Two cases of the India variant of the COVID-19 virus recently detected in Iowa

Brady Osborne, News Reporter May 4, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health has identified two cases of the India variant of the coronavirus, formally called SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617, in Iowa. Two new cases of the variant were reported recently...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

UI reports zero new COVID-19 cases

Sabine Martin, News Reporter May 3, 2021

The University of Iowa reported zero cases of COVID-19 on campus for the first time since August 2020.  Since Aug. 18 last fall, 3,180 UI students and 493 employee self-reported COVID-19 cases...

Carver-Hawkeye Arena is seen empty after a men’s basketball game on Dec. 22, 2020.

UI athletics reports one positive COVID-19 test from last 328 tests conducted

Robert Read, Pregame Editor May 3, 2021

The University of Iowa athletics department conducted 328 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of April 26-May 2 and received one positive tests and 327 negative tests. As part of Iowa’s return to...

Medical syringe of vaccine injection

University of Iowa to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 28, 2021

The University of Iowa is once again offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations to students through Student Health. In a campus-wide email on Wednesday, the university...

Carver-Hawkeye Arena is seen empty after a men’s basketball game on Dec. 22, 2020.

UI athletics reports four positive COVID-19 tests from last 438 tests conducted

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 26, 2021

The University of Iowa athletics department conducted 438 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of April 19-25 and received four positive tests and 434 negative tests. As part of Iowa’s return to campus...

Students make appointments for their next COVID-19 vaccine in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

University of Iowa continues to have increased supply of Pfizer vaccines for students’ second dose

Sabine Martin, News Reporter April 26, 2021

An increased supply of COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson County has allowed University of Iowa Student Health to begin providing a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech to UI students.  The American...

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