COVID-19 Important Information for Vendors

Monday, June 15, 2020

The University of Iowa is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. As a guiding principle, the UI recognizes the more an individual interacts with others, and the longer the interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.      

The university’s Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) is working to develop and disseminate policies and processes for returning employees and students to campus with the goals of limiting exposure to and slowing the spread of COVID-19.  

The policies and procedures provided in this guidance are those recommended by the CIMT, to university leadership. These policies and procedures will continue to align with policy decisions made by the governor and Board of Regents, State of Iowa. 

The university will continue to follow the latest guidance from UI campus experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and other governmental agencies. 

Beginning June 22nd, vendors and contractors will be required to wear face coverings (cloth covering, mask or face shield) when entering a university building, in the presence of others and in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.