Forward Together Update

Dear Campus Community,

Great news regarding vaccines: It appears the State of Iowa will have enough vaccines to expand eligibility to all Iowans 16 and older starting Monday, April 5. With this news the UNI vaccine survey has now been updated. Individuals who already expressed an interest through the survey in getting vaccinated on campus will still be marked as eligible so there is no need to retake it. 

We ask the members of our campus community who have not yet completed this important survey to please take 2 minutes to complete it through Friday, April 2. This vital information will help us plan for what we hope will be a series of successful vaccination clinics on campus and secure enough doses from the Blackhawk County Health Department.

What if I am already vaccinated or not interested in an on-campus vaccine clinic?

As this situation continues to evolve, knowing you are not interested in being vaccinated on campus is now just as important as knowing if you or someone in your household is interested. Please complete this survey to aid in our planning.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they are able, including through public health providers. There are now three safe and highly effective vaccines. 

Wearing masks, remaining physically distanced, filling out the Panther Health Survey and getting tested if you have symptoms or have an exposure are all still important tools to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Fall Update

UNI is preparing a safe, in-person experience for our students, faculty and staff this fall. One of the best steps we all can take to help our campus return to normal is getting vaccinated. 

If you have a question, please visit forwardtogether.uni.edu or email it to forwardtogether@uni.edu. Thanks for all that you do to keep yourself, your family and the Panther community safe. 

Stay Well,

John Vallentine,
Associate Provost for Faculty

Joseph Rayzor,
Director of Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety