Students are encouraged to use these days to ensure they understand their course materials and seek assistance if necessary. There will be no classes on: Classes for the spring 2021 semester will be offered in similar formats as the current fall semester with a blended format that includes online and face-to-face instruction. Additionally, an informational video for parents/guardians will be developed so they are aware of the overall planning and steps the university is taking to limit exposure to and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus on campus. There is a balance of wellness and health in the need for hydration options for building occupants and the additional touch points created by fountain use. Pinning Ceremony - Fall 2020 For your viewing and sharing pleasure, we present the video from virtual Pinning Ceremony for December 2020 graduates. Ensure compliance with COVID-19 training. Study teams must work with each participating agency to develop a study plan that incorporates updated safety and operational requirements. Enhance student support services currently being provided remotely, such as advising, academics, and counseling. Research consultations will be handled online (by appointment only for Special Collections). Each vehicle is cleaned and disinfected upon return, and high-touch surfaces (e.g., door handles, radio) are cleaned per CDC guidelines. Student Health will collaborate with the Johnson County Department of Public Health to assist with testing, contact tracing, and isolation of students diagnosed with or exposed to SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 research will continue to be prioritized, but care must be taken to not overburden subjects or put them at unnecessary risk. Communication – Actions: Using FM@YourService, develop a process for addressing concerns regarding ventilation or filtration in campus buildings.  Develop communication processes to ensure that information is available to building occupants and coordinators regarding system operations. Implement social distancing practices both inside buildings and on campus grounds. If more than seven days have passed since the person was in the area, only routine cleaning and disinfection is needed. For previously approved studies, the teams may be required to update operational plans. Develop guidelines to protect the security and confidentiality of university data and records in the remote environment (with ITS), including both electronic and hard copy records (within 60 days). Office of the Registrar The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242 registrar@uiowa.edu 319-384-4300. Notifications are emailed to new employees alerting them to the orientation information and enrollment process. Cleaning supplies to be used by students, faculty, and staff at their convenience within classrooms will be provided by Facilities Management. Customers visiting the West Campus Transportation Center (WCTC) are encouraged to email or call ahead to reduce contact time. The Iowa House Hotel will remain open in order to serve the university campus and surrounding community. UCS will restart group counseling. Lead the employee aspects of the COVID-19 return-to-work plan. In order to manage and protect the supply chain, leverage the university’s buying power, and coordinate the logistics of delivery, the following items will be sourced and purchased centrally for COVID-19 preventative measures: These items have been added to the list of items not allowed on procurement cards or e-vouchers. Glove use is discouraged outside of recognized infection or chemical-control protocols in medical or laboratory settings. For the most up-to-date information, U-Pass customers are encouraged to visit the cities’ websites: . Research participants should be advised to not bring guests to the visit. Participant research visits must be performed remotely (e.g., by phone, Zoom, or other means) whenever possible. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. Dear parents and families, Your student received this communication earlier today: Fall 2020 Virtual Campus Update Times and Link. Riders are asked to do their best to practice social distancing as much as possible while on the bus. Online ordering and social distancing pick-up options for textbooks and Iowa Hawk Shop materials will be provided, including drive-up and in-person options. Enhancing this practice will reduce the number of individuals within university buildings and on campus, in general. The university will move to online instruction after Thanksgiving, beginning Nov. 30, 2020, and final exams will be delivered remotely. Staff should verbally confirm that the participant is well and explain the screening procedures, if any. RAs will be provided with appropriate protective equipment to support them in their jobs. Limit seating in lounge spaces, the River Room, and other open spaces to promote social distancing and decrease density. Provide just-in-time training and guidance to the HR community about conducting investigations and holding sensitive employee meetings in a remote work environment. Equipment or other items that may be used or touched by multiple people. University classrooms have been outfitted with additional cameras and audiovisual equipment to enhance the educational experience. At this time, units/departments will not be allowed to install dispensers or other items in public restrooms. Added fixtures create more social distancing challenges in already congested space and dismantle sustainable practices in place. University Housing and Dining will offer single and double occupancy room assignments and will communicate directly with students regarding room and board soon. This fall, the residence halls will be adopting several measures to reduce density and increase social distancing, including: The university has been developing and implementing new policies and procedures to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread. The IT community is preparing to support increased technology needs for online education and remote work while continuing to deliver essential services and support for those returning to campus. Research visits should not resume unless there is a direct benefit to these populations. Communal areas will be reorganized to permit 6 feet of separation and the use of break rooms should be minimized. A calendar will be posted outside animal rooms to schedule access times. Common spaces and high-touch surfaces in parking facilities  will be disinfected following CDC guidelines. OAR will continue to provide disposable lab coats and gloves. The UI will monitor local infection rates and disease transmission among students, faculty, and staff to identify groups, locations, and trends. A person infected with the virus can be asymptomatic because they are in an early stage of infection and symptoms have not yet developed (“pre-symptomatic”), or they may not develop any symptoms at all during their infection. Sanitizing stations will be provided at all entrances and exits. The availability of appropriate protective equipment or PPE, if required, and the availability of face masks for source control (i.e., face shields and/or face masks intended to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus to others). Complexity and duration of experimental timelines must take into consideration the potential for research ramp down in the event of another public health emergency. Food cooked and/or served by students and staff members for other students will not be allowed until further notice. The Street Hawk food truck will not be used because the layout of the truck does not provide opportunities for social distancing. In some settings, study teams may need to provide their own protective equipment or PPE. As such, departments that are incurring COVID-19 costs will set up new accounts utilizing the following centrally defined grant program numbers. Symptomatic: Showing symptoms of disease. The plan needs to be prepared in consultation with the department/center/institute and submitted for approval to the associate dean for research in the researcher’s college. Walk-in hours will be available from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in room 159 IMU. The IT community collaborated with campus partners to develop a wealth of online resources to support students, faculty, and staff in remote work and online instruction. Donations will be accepted at the front desk of the Iowa House Hotel starting with the fall 2020 semester, based on need. Staff members not working within the IMU will be available virtually. Classes will begin on August 17, with the last day of … Provide TAs with training that supports online instruction. Courses with enrollments of 50 or more will be delivered online. Signage, stanchions, and floor stickers will be used to encourage social distancing, including for those awaiting market place entry. Riders are strongly encouraged to use the mobile app,  Transit, for live tracking and departure predictions. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if a person is infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Undergraduate students and visitors should not be used to help ramp-up research activities, except in extraordinary circumstances, which will require prior approval. Areas known to be occupied by a person SARS-CoV-2-positive/presumed positive. Other miscellaneous items (e.g. FALL 2020. Bruce Harreld, presidentMontse Fuentes, executive vice president and provost. In the case of a single entrance, building occupants will be discouraged from congregating inside a restroom or outside the hallway. Â. People who are in isolation should stay home until  it’s safe for them to be around others. Student Health will continue to provide services for students online and in person, as appropriate and necessary, in order to meet the health care needs of students in accordance with university and public health guidance. An online ordering system will be developed as an alternative to dining in the market places. Buses are cleaned twice a day with an  . High-touch areas, public areas, and for equipment that was used during an employee’s time working from home. Due to the fluid and evolving nature of this situation, this plan may occasionally be updated. Any unresolved issues should be reported the. Providing workspaces that minimize contact with others (such as a single office or physical barriers). Group members will meet online, via Zoom, with UCS group facilitators guiding the conversation. Where one-way or suggested paths are not indicated on plan, remain as far to right side of hall as possible.Â, Building architecture will drive the circulation framework, but when possible, use a counterclockwise circulation pattern.Â, When routes are not ADA accessibility, mobility impaired persons are exempt from following the suggested route.Â. UI-recommended protective equipment or PPE must always be worn. The Clothing Closet will operate a sign-up process for clients similar to Food Pantry at Iowa. Â, No additions of ADA style automatic doors due to feasibility, time and cost. Contact the specific core facility for detailed information and scheduling. Individuals at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 also may be asked to wear a face shield. Quarantine: Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Students awarded the All-Iowa Academic Team Scholarship cannot also be awarded the PTK Transfer scholarship. Climbing wall and running tracks will adhere to guidelines and social distancing. Create circulation patterns within the public space of our buildings that allows users to act in, and promote, social distancing. Protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of research participants and study teams in accordance with applicable research regulations and policies remains the priority. Develop guidelines for COVID-19 workplace protocols, such as online meetings. As appropriate, UI will provide resources to students living off campus, as well as staff and faculty who are in isolation or quarantine. If more than seven days have passed since the person was in the area, only routine cleaning and disinfection is needed. Research occurring in schools, long-term care facilities, and other off-campus locations may resume. Visitors/guests must wear a face mask in all public spaces. All research groups approved for a return to campus should consider working in shifts (or alternating days) to minimize the number of people in a space at a given time while maintaining all safety protocols. Study team members must be respectful of patient concerns should be prepared to modify study visit activities with input from the subject, sponsor, and Institutional Review Board (IRB). The university is developing guidance for student organizations that will outline how to host events, meetings, and outside gatherings. Exceptions may be made if specialized facilities or equipment makes online instruction infeasible. Locations where social distancing cannot be achieved will be closed. ITS will develop a plan to create social-distancing space between workstations for computers and learning commons spaces. Accelerate the investigation of cloud virtual desktop (VDI) solutions as potential paths to offer high-quality, consistent, and secure remote desktop environments for staff and student coursework. Participants may not enter UI facilities solely for research purposes. (These protocols are in development and specific to each type of common space. In coordination with individual departments, install plexiglass dividers in areas where social distancing cannot be practiced, such as public-facing offices, labs, or studios. Procedures for students, faculty, and staff will be developed to clean classrooms between sessions. OAR cannot physically accommodate all investigator groups’ orders (receipt and housing of animal subjects) within the first week of resuming animal-order activities. Student Legal Services will conduct all intake and client meetings via Zoom. Signage, Flyers, and Communication Guides, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UI Facilities Management's COVID-19 response page. View Livestream Events. Tables will be moved to ensure 6 feet of separation, with no more than six chairs per table. Cleaning and surface disinfecting for individually occupied, unit-assigned spaces (e.g., office suites or cubicles) will be required of individual occupants. Allowing remote work and remote coursework, Providing workspaces that minimize contact with others (such as a single office or physical barriers), Using online technologies for meetings and events, Installing plexiglass barriers and touchless door openers, Rearranging furniture to support social distancing, Designating specific doors for entrance-only and exit-only, Designating one-way or divided hallways for foot traffic. The Employee Van Pool will continue to operate. Be as consistent as possible with our messaging and circulation concept among all University buildings. We look forward to seeing you this fall with all your energy and enthusiasm. The IMU will partner with classroom scheduling regarding use of meeting rooms for smaller classes. Contactless transactions to circulate books and other physical items: Physical barriers to at least 6 vertical feet will be installed at designated service points. Testing, both diagnostic and immunity, will be based upon state and federal guidance and availability. Housing and Dining will remain open after the university moves to online instruction after Thanksgiving break in order to serve those who rely on university services. Lab staff must observe social distancing guidelines when entering animal rooms and may not enter rooms when other research staff or OAR staff are present (if entering the space exceeds the guidelines listed above). Study teams must work with the health care system or clinic on appropriate scheduling. All university meetings, to the greatest extent possible, will take place online in order to prioritize all space for instruction (additional audiovisual equipment may be required in those spaces; Classroom Planning and ITS will develop appropriate plans). The centers will follow public health and university guidance regarding density, protective equipment, large gatherings, and social distancing. We will share more details, including the times of the forums, on Friday. The university has altered the spring calendar, with the spring 2021 semester beginning Jan. 25, 2021 (one week later than originally planned), and ending on May 14, 2021. All self-service food will be discontinued. Touchless payment will be implemented to eliminate the need for staff to handle IowaOne and credit cards. The UI will implement the following strategies: Operations – Actions: In addition to ensuring proper operation, operating parameters will be adjusted to increase fresh air mechanically (not open doors or windows), as well as increase filtration levels as system age and capabilities allow. Emergency protective measures, as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are currently eligible expenses under the Public Assistance Program. Standard emergency response protocols remain in place. Patients may be uncomfortable returning to the health care setting. To make a request, please visit this site. Whether the potential benefits of the research outweigh the risk of participation. The Biomedical Research Store will handle the distribution of face masks and face shields for all Carver College of Medicine employees. Older adults and individuals of any age with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for serious illness from SARS-CoV-2. Research study visits should continue to occur remotely whenever possible. The purchase of products to construct plexiglass barriers may be a qualified expense for reimbursement under the current FEMA declaration. Provide videos and content to incoming students during orientation about how they can get involved at Iowa. Develop guidelines for addressing employees who do not comply with protective equipment guidance or other health and safety measures. Individual units may consider installation of automatic doors paid with unit funds. If anyone feels unsafe or uncomfortable in a research space, they should contact the director of their unit, department, or college. Begin to return some Extended Technical Support (ETS) staff to campus as colleges and administrative units transition back onsite. Exceptions: Student Legal Services will be closed during Fall Break - November 23-27. All Lecture Committee events for Fall 2020 will be held virtually. However, to provide additional social distancing for students and faculty, the university will implement a combination of online and face-to-face instruction that maximizes the use of larger classrooms. Procurement will be by the department. (Source: CDC ), Self-isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. Contact 1 BR APTS FOR FALL 2020 JUST BLOCKS FROM DOWNTOWN today to move into your new apartment ASAP. Renewal: Renewable for a second year provided you maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average and full-time (12 semester hours) continuous enrollment at the University of Iowa each semester. IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa on Thursday reported student losses for the fall semester - with total enrollment down nearly 800 students to 30,448. Research visits that cannot be performed remotely and are not essential. In order for the University of Iowa campus to resume hybrid, face-to-face instruction, research, and discovery, the following procedures will be implemented: Social distancing is an important tool in reducing SARS-CoV-2 droplet transmission. Â. Common areas (such as hallways, stairwells, entrances, and restrooms) will be configured to allow for social distancing, with appropriate signage. The University of Iowa tentatively plans to continue in-person instruction and bring campus back to life for the fall 2020 semester, according to a campus update sent Friday morning. The participant and any participating caregiver must be informed that they will be required to wear a face mask throughout the visit, and whether the face mask will be provided by the study team. The study teams must work closely with these entities to ensure that the research teams abide by all policies in place at each facility. decorations) should be cleared and pens used for signing documents should be disinfected after each use. Returned materials will be quarantined following library best practices. Friday, December 11, 2020 // 8:00PM CST Start Here: [Interrupted] Speech Audience members should start with the first work on the program, and they will be directed to each subsequent piece in the style of a virtual "gallery crawl" on this website. The UI will provide isolation space for students diagnosed with COVID-19 who live in residence halls, and space to quarantine close contacts as defined by the Johnson County Department of Public Health. The Office of Student Accountability will return the week of August 17, 2020. Rowing will adhere to phasing guidelines provided by US Rowing in accordance with state of Iowa guidelines. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. Where possible, foot traffic will be directed to separate doors for entry and exit. Touch points cannot be removed completely from the building environment. Clinical and experiential activities will be addressed on a program-by-program basis. Shared spaces should allow for 6 feet of social distancing. FM will create an interactive campus map for web purposes. 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