Communicable and Infectious Disease Policy

Hawkeye Community College recognizes its obligation and reaffirms its long-standing commitment to provide a safe and healthful environment for all faculty, staff, and students. This includes recognizing and addressing communicable and infectious disease as necessary in the campus environment.

For purposes of this policy, the term “communicable disease” means an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law. Prevention and control of communicable diseases is included in the College’s bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.

Students with Communicable or Infectious Diseases

Students with a communicable disease will be allowed to attend classes, reside in campus housing facilities, and participate in other college-related activities, provided their presence does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission of the disease to others. However, students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have experienced a recent direct exposure to COVID-19 will be asked to not attend class in person for a period of time to be determined with Student Health Clinic staff.


Hawkeye Community College will respect students’ right to privacy. Medical conditions will only be disclosed or discussed amongst College officials with a legitimate interest, and to the extent necessary to minimize health risks, provide accommodations, or comply with state or federal law reporting requirements.

Contact Information

Dean of Students

Norman Coley
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
Email Norman Coley

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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