Information and Updates

Iowa Western encourages students, faculty and staff to take steps to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19, influenza and other viruses. The College has Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines for students and employees to follow should they test positive for COVID-19, were exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are showing symptoms of COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control also offers guidance and other resources about COVID-19

Healthy Habits

Every member of the College community is encouraged to maintain behaviors to help keep each other healthy. Always stay home when you don’t feel well. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with warm soapy water whenever moving from one place to another. Consider wearing a mask indoors or in large crowds.

Quarantine Vaccines

Iowa Western encourages vaccines, and boosters where recommended, for all vaccine-preventable diseases. 
Iowa Western partners with the Pottawattamie County Public Health Department and offers COVID vaccine and booster clinics on campus.  Dates and times of these clinics will be posted in ROC.

COVID-19 Testing

Anyone with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose) or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or the flu should get tested for these viruses, as treatments are available and isolation may be warranted to prevent the spread of disease to others.
Take home COVID tests are available for pick-up in Student Center 2017 (Rocky’s Pantry) and the Suites II front lobby offices M-F 8am-4:30pm. You can also call 712-828-2052 to schedule an appointment to pick up a test from Pottawattamie County Public Health. Tests come with pre-paid mailing packaging and can be mailed in by the user or by Pottawattamie County Public Health.

Payment Deadline Absences

Students should contact their instructors to report their absences.  Employees should contact their immediate supervisor to report their absences. 

COVID Residence Spaces Campus Housing

Residents who live in campus housing and are unable to isolate or quarantine at their permanent residence, should contact Residence Life at

Face Masks Masks

Individuals can choose to wear a mask or not on the Iowa Western campus and at Centers.

Consolidated HEERF Updates (HEERF I, II, III)

CARES Act (HEERF I) Updates