COVID-19

Indiana University is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is actively working to plan and prepare for a potential outbreak. For the latest information regarding this situation, visit the IU Coronavirus COVID-19 website.

Funding for students

CARES

Frequently asked questions

Cloth face coverings are required on all IU campuses beginning June 1, 2020.

Effective June 1, 2020, all faculty, staff, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, and common areas, and when entering all IU buildings, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read more in the latest public safety advisory.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has full details on its website, including the importance of avoiding public transportation if you are feeling ill and staying away from others, even within your own household. IU Health Virtual Visit is available for free Coronavirus screening.

Information from the Indiana Department of Health and Kentucky Department of Health provides information on each state’s response to this situation and helpful information.

Indiana University is constantly updating a website on coronavirus covering a variety of topics.

Indiana University human resources has created a Frequently Asked Questions webpage regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, which continues to be updated.

If you suspect you have contracted the Coronavirus, please enroll in an IU Health Virtual Visit, where you will receive a health assessment and be given instructions on receiving a COVID-19 test. You will also be instructed about self-quarantine or other measures to protect you and those around you.

Testing for COVID-19

A robust testing program is vital for maintaining the health and safety of the IU community during the ongoing pandemic. There are a variety of testing measures and plans in place that will continue through the fall semester.

Mitigation Testing

What:
Testing the IU population at random. (Sometimes called "surveillance testing.")
For:
Students, faculty and staff. If contacted, it's critical that you participate.
How it works:
You will be contacted via email to schedule an appointment for your test. This will be a saliva test with results back in 3-5 days.
If your test is negative:
Continue on with your normal routine.
If your test is positive:
You'll receive detailed instructions from IU Health on isolation and next steps, which includes downloading the Twistle app. Through Twistle, you'll receive daily check-ins from an IU Health provider to ask about your symptoms and report any concerns or worsening symptoms.

Symptomatic testing

What:
Testing through IU Health or another medical provider.
Strongly encouraged for:
Anyone (students, faculty, staff) experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
How it works:
Login to COVID Health Services through one.iu.edu and follow the prompts to register with IU Health, download the virtual visits app and see an IU Health provider for a COVID-19 screening. Should you need a test for COVID-19, the IU Health provider will guide you to the testing location closest to your campus.
If your test is negative:
Continue on with your normal routine.
If your test is positive:
You'll receive detailed instructions from IU Health on isolation and next steps, which includes downloading the Twistle app. Through Twistle, you'll receive daily check-ins from an IU Health provider to ask about your symptoms and report any concerns or worsening symptoms.

Asymptomatic testing

What:
Testing for those with no symptoms of COVID-19.
For:
Anyone curious about their status or needing a test to return to campus / work but has no symptoms.
How it works:
Asymptomatic testing can be done anywhere and is not currently offered as a service through IU or IU Health. There are free COVID-19 testing sites throughout Indiana that do offer asymptomatic testing by appointment. Kentucky also provides free COVID-19 testing. You can register through the Team Kentucky COVID-19 website.
If your test is negative:
Continue on with your normal routine.
If your test is positive:
Report your positive result through IU's self-report form. You'll receive detailed instructions on isolation and next steps, which includes downloading the Twistle app. Through Twistle, you'll receive daily check-ins from an IU Health provider to ask about your symptoms and report any concerns or worsening symptoms.