Working to protect the IU community

Indiana University is actively responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in support of the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

News updates

This site is updated multiple times daily. This section contains items of significant note.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the current Indiana stay at home order will be extended to April 20 at 11:59 p.m. This extends the guidance originally issued in March that advised all Hoosiers to stay home except for travel for essential activities, essential government functions or to participate in essential businesses and operations. Except for those identified as on-campus essential employees, all IU faculty, staff and students should plan to work, teach and learn remotely until further notice. Read the full public safety advisory...

We can collectively slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus by three actions. First, stay home. This is the guiding principle whenever possible in both your work and personal lives. Second, some essential IU services are required. For IU faculty and staff, use judgment in this time of risk, and stay home if at all possible without imperiling critical research or essential services that cannot be achieved in other ways. And, third, do not come to campus as a rule. By presidential order for anything that is not essential. Period. Read additional guidance from the public safety advisory...

When should I seek medical help?

Please call your primary health care provider or your IU campus health center if, in the past 14 days, you:

  • Have a new cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, or muscle aches

When you call, please inform your primary health care provider or campus health center of your symptoms and recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and most people have recovered without issue. IU will continue to monitor the situation closely and plan and prepare for various scenarios.

See CDC information on COVID-19 symptoms

IU Health coronavirus screening app

IU Health has launched a free, COVID-19 virtual clinic screening option for all individuals in Indiana, regardless of age. The clinic will screen patients from home via the IU Health Virtual Visit app, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares, or emergency departments. They can recommend and facilitate appropriate pathways for care, and provide direct access and communication with local hospitals as medically appropriate.

Learn how to download and connect to app.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to questions the IU community is asking about issues related to coronavirus COVID-19, including IU's preparedness, travel and study abroad, and what to do if you feel ill.

See frequently asked questions