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Iowa Athletics Department reports four additional positive COVID-19 tests

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 6, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted five COVID-19 tests for the week of June 29-July 5 and received four positive tests and one negative test. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of 21 pos...

Recreational Services to begin phased reopening of facilities

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is shown on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The CRWC will be closed from Monday to Sunday due to the men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. (The Daily Iowan; John Theulen)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 6, 2020

Recreational Services at the University of Iowa will begin a phased reopening of facilities this month, starting with Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Macbride Nature Recreation Area, outdoor basketball courts, and rugby and cricket fields on July 13. In a campus-wide email sent to the UI community, R...

Grassley says closing bars, mandating masks unnecessary in Iowa

U.S Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with the Daily Iowan staff after a visit to Mercy Hospital on July 2, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 6, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he doesn’t think Gov. Kim Reynolds needs to close bars or mandate masks to limit coronavirus spread, though he praised the governors of other states taking similar measures. Grassley said that from what he’s seen, the coronavirus situation isn’t as bad in...

University of Iowa prepares for students to return to on-campus living by adapting residence, dining halls

Currier Residence Hall is seen on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 2, 2020

As the start of the fall semester nears, students prepare to begin on or return to a University of Iowa campus that differs from previous years, with policies and procedures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The information that UI administrators are providing is fairly consistent with ...

Johnson County residents urge Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to require face coverings

Photo Illustration by Jenna Galligan

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 2, 2020

Amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Johnson County, community members and local officials are calling upon Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to require people to wear face coverings in public. The number of cases in Johnson County has reached new highs, especially among college-aged people. As of Thursda...

UI to finalize most classroom placements by July 17, some small courses will still be online

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

Rylee Wilson, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

As students prepare to return to the University of Iowa campus in fall 2020, the university is working to reassign classroom spaces and determine how much instruction will take place in-person.  The first of two campus forums discussing how the UI academic and classroom experience will function...

Local businesses rely on social media to stay connected with consumers from a distance

The front of the store Revival is seen on June 30 in Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

June 30, 2020

As increasing numbers of COVID-19 in Johnson County have prompted some businesses to close their stores again and caused others to see a decrease in visitors, local business owners say one obstacle of many is staying connected with customers that spend most of their time at home. Rob Miller, socia...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces changes to COVID-19 recovery reporting system

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 30, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19 will now be considered recovered after 28 days unless case investigators find they have not recovered or been hospitalized. The new change increased the number of people shown to be recovered from the virus. Iowa's recovery rate ...

Some Iowa City businesses suspend in-person service once again as COVID-19 cases spike

The Airliner in downtown Iowa City is seen on June 29. Local business briefly reopened after a temporary shutdown resulting from the spread of the coronavirus, but the resurgence in cases is causing another wave of shutdowns.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

June 29, 2020

As the number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Johnson County continues to climb, Iowa City businesses that recently reopened after several months of mitigation efforts are closing their doors once again to help flatten the curve. Coronavirus cases have recently spiked in Johnson County among young people, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds a...

University of Iowa makes plans to limit COVID-19 spread among thousands of student employees in fall semester

Cambuses pick up and drop off passengers at the WCTC stop on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 29, 2020

Bryan Mulrooney has worked for University of Iowa Transportation since August 2016. The fifth-year senior works as a Cambus student supervisor and continues to provide transportation — deemed an essential service — amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mulrooney is one of more than 7,000 students emplo...

UI Athletics Department reports five positive, 17 negative COVID-19 tests from past week of testing

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 29, 2020

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced in a release Monday that it conducted 22 COVID-19 tests for the week of June 22-28 and received five positive tests and 17 negative tests. As part of the department's return to campus protocol, testing on student-athletes, coaches, and staff...

University of Iowa researchers develop mice model to study COVID-19 symptoms

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 28, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine say that using mice models for testing will bring labs across the country closer to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Labs under the direction of UI Professors of Microbiology and Immunology Paul McCray and Stanley Perlman creat...