For up-to-the-minute information on the University of Iowa’s response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Campus Coronavirus Updates website.

Should I get COVID-19 testing?

Testing is currently recommended for those who have COVID-19 symptoms or believe they are a close contact to a person who has tested positive for the illness.  A close contact is defined as living in the same household or having been within 6 feet of a positive person for longer than 15 minutes.   A symptomatic positive person could transmit illness to others up to 2 days before symptoms start.  Someone who is asymptomatic (without symptoms) is considered infectious on the day of the positive test.  Call our Nurseline at 319-335-9704 or the UIHC COVID Helpline at 319-384-8819 with questions or concerns.  

The Iowa Department of Public Health is not recommending campus-wide COVID-19 testing at this time.  

Anyone (students, faculty or staff) who would like to be tested outside of these parameters can do so through the Test Iowa Program.

Fill out the questionnaire using your local campus address in the registration screens. When you complete the questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of testing sites across Iowa.  The closest to Iowa City is in Cedar Rapids.  The program availability is subject to change.