Iowa Board of Regents

Update from Board of Regents President Mike Richards on Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

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Following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Iowa, the Board of Regents has asked the three Regent Institutions to move as quickly as possible towards the ability to deliver instruction virtually. 

It is important for students, faculty and staff to prepare for this eventuality this week prior to spring break.

Specific information will be provided by the individual universities no later than 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 12th.

Additionally, until further notice, the Board will be extending the international travel ban by seven days each Monday, effective Monday, March 9th. Providing this continuous 30-day window, until conditions improve, will allow faculty, staff and students to plan accordingly.

With regard to university-sponsored domestic travel, at this time it is an institutional decision.  However, the Board will continue to evaluate daily and its current recommendation is to avoid areas with high numbers of identified cases of COVID-19.

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Josh Lehman


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