Given its dramatic impact on daily life at the University of Iowa, the global spread of COVID-19 makes it tempting to feel pessimistic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing not just for COVID-19 but for other tests that use the same materials.
Because there is a national shortage of certain supplies, University of Iowa Health Care is seeking assistance identifying resources that might be re-purposed for clinical testing.
Temporary policy on human subjects research-related visits during COVID-19 outbreak effective March 16
In the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Human Subjects Office are providing guidance related to human subjects-related research visits. This policy is being implemented to protect research participants, researchers, and the larger UI community from risk of infection from COVID-19 as well as to ensure ongoing access to research which may provide essential support and care to participants.
Following is a list of Office of the Vice President for Research venues and activities impacted by the COVID-19 situation. [Updated March 13, 2020]
Pentacrest Museums (Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History). Facilities closed and all scheduled activities canceled through at least April 7.
March 24: Research in the Capitol, Des Moines
UPDATE (March 12, 2020): A page with FAQs about COVID-19 preparations for researchers is available here.
The University of Iowa is closely monitoring the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease, and plans are in place to anticipate, minimize, and adequately manage its potential impact on campus life and operations. Regular updates about these efforts are available on this site.