University of Iowa

Submitted Practices

Online Class Absence Form for Flu-Like Illness

Students across the country were encouraged to stay home and out of classes if they became ill with influenza. The University of Iowa already had an online form ("Explanatory Statement for Absence from Class") that asks for, among other things, information on whether a student visited a doctor and whether someone can vouch for the fact the student was ill.

Health sciences students administer vaccine on campus

University of Iowa nursing and pharmacy students helped staff mass vaccination clinics during H1N1.

Resident Assistant Checklist for Assessing Students

During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, ill students living in on-campus housing posed a special concern for the University of Iowa (UI). The Office of Residence Life focused many of their efforts on training Resident Assistants (RAs) to respond appropriately to ill students living in their halls.

Meal Pack for Isolated Students

During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, the University of Iowa (UI) University Housing developed a program to provide students with nutritious food if they were too ill to leave their on-campus rooms. Ill students could fill out an online "Isolation Meal Pack Request" package containing three meals.

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