This information may update/change quickly, see resources list for the most up-to-date information.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has created a CVM specific email for individuals to ask questions, provide feedback and bring forward ideas related to COVID-19.
NOTE: Information on the number of positive COVID-19 cases of College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff and students is available on VetZone. The college's communications plans are detailed in these PDFs.
Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days and as many as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your healthcare provider for any other symptoms that concern you.
Prevent the Spread of Illness
- If sick, stay home (except to get medical care)
- Call ahead before seeking medical care
- Separate yourself from others and animals in your home
- Wearing a face mask is the most efficient way to reduce coronavirus transmission. PNAS paper
Follow other infection control practices
- Cover nose and mouth with tissues when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs
- Use sanitary wipes to disinfect work stations and areas
- Reschedule meetings or offer to hold them via phone or e-mail
Avoid physical or close contact with others, especially sick people
CVM and University Announcements
8/31/2020: COVID-19 Update from Dean Grooms
8/31/2020: Contact Tracing and Results
8/21/2020: Dean's Message to the CVM Community
8/16/2020: Fall Semester Return Reminder
8/14/2020: Welcome Back
8/12/2020: CVM COVID-19 Response Team
8/7/2020: Class-Specific Town Hall Meetings
7/22/2020: COVID-19 Update
7/20/2020: COVID-19 Exposure Protocol
7/13/2020: Communicating Positive COVID-19 Tests to CVM Community
7/10/2020: Information About Iowa State's Fall Academic Experience from President Wintersteen and Provost Wickert
7/8/2020: Out-of-State Travel and Preceptorships
7/6/2020: VM4 FAQs
6/25/2020: An Iowa State University Community Update
5/18/2020: Supporting Students and Ourselves
5/15/2020: Space Accommodations to Support COVID-19 Testing.
5/8/2020: End of the Semester Message from Dean Grooms
3/31/2020: Student Counseling Services Modified Services & Resources Note
3/24/2020: Message from Dr. Amanda Fales-Williams, IVMA president. Message
3/17/2020: How to access ISU technology resources from off-campus. ISU IT Website
3/15/2020: Note to CVM community from Dean Dan Grooms. Note
3/13/2020: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Announcement
3/5/2020: The Board of Regents is cancelling all university-sponsored international travel for all faculty, staff and students for 30 days (including spring break) effective immediately. Recommendations and guidance will be regularly evaluated with university leadership. Updates to guidance will be provided as the situation evolves.
The University is required to maintain a safe and healthy working environment
- If you have a fever of over 100 degrees and you have a cough, do not come to work
- Applicable leave policies should be followed
- If an employee is sick, concerned they were exposed, or is immunosuppressed, encourage them to contact their PCP to receive guidance, continue to communicate with their supervisor and connect with HR
- If healthy workers are requesting to stay home, supervisors can consider vacation time off or telecommuting
- Bringing a child to work is not recommended or advisable, and may be prohibited
- If classes are canceled or the university closes, ISU Alert is activated
- Supervisors of student employees are encouraged to be flexible with work schedules
COVID-19 and Related Resources
- Campus messages and other updates are regularly published here
- FAQs are linked for Students, Employees, Parents, etc.
- Links to reliable Campus and National health and travel resources
- State of Iowa
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Combating Stigma
ISU Policy Library
- Severe Weather and Emergency Closings
- Sick Time Off (including Emergency Sick Leave)
- Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants (Disability)
- Vacation Time Off
- Children in the Workplace
Keep Community, Stay Informed, Be Well Campaign
- ISU research labs are currently continuing ‘business as usual.'