Forward Together Update

Dear Panther Community,

Black Hawk County is in the low (green) COVID-19 community level according to the CDC. Based on this finding the CDC recommends that individuals in Black Hawk County stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. The CDC made this determination after looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in the area.

Current CDC travel requirements and recommendations have not changed - including wearing masks on public transportation and in public transportation hubs. In addition, some communities continue to have in place COVID-19 requirements based on their specific COVID-19 community level. Please keep this in mind as you begin any spring break travel. 

The Student Health Clinic will be closed during spring break. Throughout spring break, individuals can continue to visit:

If you get sick, isolate yourself and complete the Panther Health SurveySelf screening, isolating and testing when you have COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms is an important part of protecting our campus. 

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,

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