Staying Healthy

As we learn to manage COVID-19 in our lives, there are a few simple steps we can do to help keep our campus and community healthy.

  1. Get vaccinated: Vaccines are your best protection from getting sick. Vaccines are FREE and are available at the Student Health Clinic. Schedule an appointment by calling 319-296-4224.

  2. Stay at home if you are sick: If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of a fever, cough, loss of smell or taste senses, congestion, headache, or body aches — stay at home! Remember to notify your instructors to let them know you will be absent.

  3. Get Tested if Experiencing Symptoms: Order FREE quick tests online and have COVID tests on hand if you experience symptoms. Lab tests are available at the Student Health Clinic with results being available within 12–24 hours.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

  • Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during the first 5 days.

  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.

  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.

  • If you have symptoms:

    • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive.
    • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started.
  • If you do not have symptoms:

    • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result).
    • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested.
  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.

See the CDC: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.

If You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Regardless of your vaccination status, begin precautions immediately and continue for 10 days.

See the CDC: What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19.

Face Masks

Masks are recommended on campus when our community has high transmission rates.

Contact Information

Student Health Clinic

Health Education and Services Center—left door entrance
319-406-4036 (fax)
Email the Student Health Clinic

Regular Hours — Fall 2023

Hours subject to change depending on staff availability.

Monday 8:30am–12:00pm


Wednesday 8:30am–12:00pm
Thursday 8:30am–12:00pm
Friday 8:30am–1:00pm

Appointments are required. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

The Nurse Practitioner and School Counselor are also available via Tele Health.

Additional Healthcare Providers

EFR Employee and Family Resources student helpline

Employee and Family Resources Student Helpline provides 24-hour confidential telephone support for students and families to assist with stress concerns related to school, friends, family, mental health, substance abuse, and much more. To connect with a masters-level counselor, call 1-800-464-6056.

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