Campus health care workers covered in first round of vaccines

Iowa State's first round of COVID-19 vaccinations arrived in late December, an encouraging development despite the continued need for patience and diligence.

Asymptomatic adults can get a free COVID-19 test Jan. 8

Preregister and select one of three campus locations. Participants self-administer the nasal swab test.

Spring COVID-19 testing aims to distribute work more evenly

COVID-19 testing returns to Johnny's lounge Jan. 11 with an emphasis of spreading the work across the university. Support staff, many who volunteered, will work at the testing site as contact tracers and case investigators. 

Exceptional effort awards garner 647 nominations

University leaders announced a dozen COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards in October to recognize the extraordinary and innovative ways Iowa Staters strived to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Read who's been honored for their efforts.

Longer break gives some faculty chance to rest, refocus

Spring semester doesn't start until Jan. 25, giving faculty time to rest and get a jump on work that can improve their instruction and lighten the load this term.

New COVID-19 time off options available in 2021

Faculty and staff will continue to have additional time off options for absences related to COVID-19 under a new set of policies that went into effect Jan. 1.

CyBox storage reduction effort makes progress; quota rollout is on hold

With CyBox data storage more than halfway to its reduction goal, individual quotas are on hold and the focus is simply on getting under the university quota by July 1.

Procedural change adds urgency to required form for new hires

A recent procedural change has heightened the urgency for new employees to promptly complete the federally mandated I-9 hiring document in Workday.