COVID-19 Updates


This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Since the COVID-19 pandemic impacts students in many areas, please visit these sites for updates and more information.

ISU Campus COVID-19 Response
University policies and guidelines for faculty, students and staff for a safe return to campus

VP Research Office COVID-19 & Research
Updates on plans to implement a phased return to normal research operations

Graduate College COVID-19 FAQ for Graduate Students
Specific information for graduate assistants, researchers, and international students

Dean of Students Office COVID-19 Guidance
Guidance for students who may need to take extra precautions due to COVID-19

University Human Resources COVID-19
Developed to provide important information and support resources

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) COVID-19 webpage 
Student Information for Fall 2020 Semester

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) COVID-19 webpage
Updates on LAS and ISU resources for students during COVID-19