Forward Together Update

Dear Panther Community,

While we’re encouraged that COVID-19 case counts are dropping in most parts of the country, including Black Hawk County, it’s important to continue taking steps to protect yourself and those around you. It is crucial to note that the Black Hawk County Health Department continues to classify the status of COVID-19 outbreak in our county as High with a positivity rate of 24.2%.

We strongly encourage you to wear masks in indoor public spaces, stay home when you are sick, complete the Panther Health Survey, and get vaccinated and boosted.

The Student Health Clinic will be offering COVID-19 vaccines throughout the spring 2022 semester on Wednesday afternoons from 1 - 3 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m. Please call the COVID-19 phone line at 319-273-2100 to set up an appointment. To locate a vaccine off campus, visit to find vaccination providers near you. 

If you have a question, please visit or email it to Thanks for all that you do to keep yourself, your family and the Panther community safe. Your proactive efforts make a difference, which helps immensely in ensuring a successful spring semester.

Stay Well,

John Vallentine,
Associate Provost for Faculty

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