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University of Iowa graduate teaching assistant and PhD student in mass communication, David Lomoywara, poses for a portrait inside the Adler Journalism Building at the University of Iowa on December 2, 2022.

UI students debate wearing masks as COVID-19 cases rise

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter December 4, 2022

Nearly three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, UI students are choosing whether to mask up as seasonal illnesses spread across campus. The choice to wear a mask during flu...

Nurse Manager Julie Weber draws up individual doses of the Moderna vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at the UI Medical Education Research Facility.

COVID-19 variance to continue researchers say, UI guidance to change

Eleanor Hildebrandt, Manager Editor August 23, 2022

COVID-19 variants remain a concern to the University of Iowa officials and its researchers as students return for the most normal looking academic year since 2019. Stanley Perlman, UI professor...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is drawn up on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.

New COVID-19 CDC guidelines won’t drastically affect Johnson County due to high vaccination rates

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter August 22, 2022

While Johnson County has Iowa’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, unvaccinated residents could be at risk following updated quarantine guidance from the Center for Disease Control Prevention.   The...

The University of Iowa Health Care building is seen on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine approved by FDA and CDC, with UI Health Care’s help

Meg Doster, News Editor July 20, 2022

The FDA and CDC have authorized a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, created by Novavax Inc., for people 18 and older. The new vaccine has comparable efficacy to the previous vaccines that were approved by the FDA...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Feb. 14.

UI Hospitals and Clinics rolls out vaccines for young children

Liam Halawith, News Reporter June 22, 2022

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced on Tuesday during a press conference that it will be opening slots for COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months through 5 years after the CDC...

Photo Illustration by Gabby Drees.

Johnson County moves to a medium COVID-19 community spread amid increased cases

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 1, 2022

Johnson County moved from a low to medium community spread level on Thursday as COVID-19 cases increased in Iowa. Poweshiek and Howard Counties also shifted to medium community levels, while the rest...

Photo Illustration by Ayrton Breckenridge.

Extended student loan freeze means more time for UI graduates

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 12, 2022

President Joe Biden has extended the repayment pause for federal student loan borrowers through Aug. 31, giving regent institution graduates more time to manage their money. The repayment pause...

A lab mouse is seen in a lab in the Bowen Science Building at the University of Iowa on Monday. April 11, 2022.

UI researchers identify drug to cure mice of COVID-19 symptoms, may treat older adults

Anthony Neri, News Reporter April 11, 2022

Researchers at the University of Iowa found a drug to prevent older mice, who suffer from COVID-19 in a similar way to older people, from dying of the virus. The older mice that had COVID-19, which...

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 7, 2022

The University of Iowa distributed over $10.72 million to 9,059 total students through the third and final round of funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. A recently posted article...

University of Iowa Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations Rod Lehnertz speaks during a Board of Regents meeting over a livestream on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Lehnertz went over the proposed renovations for the Hardin Library for Health Sciences.

University of Iowa Health Care sees increase in total inpatient days, admissions

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 6, 2022

The University of Iowa Health Care system is experiencing an increase in patients requiring admission, according to a presentation given to the state Board of Regents Wednesday. The increase comes...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Moderna vaccine for its employees.

Second COVID-19 booster recommended for individuals 50 or older, immunocompromised

Cooper Worth, News Reporter March 30, 2022

People over the age of 50 and those who are immunocompromised can now get a second COVID-19 booster dose of two specific vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster...

After two years: Iowa City and UI still feel impact of COVID-19

After two years: Iowa City and UI still feel impact of COVID-19

March 27, 2022

COVID-19 has been part of the lives of University of Iowa students and Iowans for over two years. The impacts are still felt by the UI Hospitals and Clinics, businesses around town, and in higher education...

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