University of Iowa Following State Guidance to Relax Quarantine Guidelines

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa is changing its quarantine practices to align with the latest state guidelines.

The guidance no longer requires people in close contact with positive cases to quarantine if both parties were wearing face masks when they interacted.

Because of the change, UI is now has no residence hall students in quarantine and only three students in isolation after testing positive for the virus.

Iowa State and the University of Iowa are also adopting the loosened quarantine guidelines.

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced the amended guidance on September 29th.It applies to businesses, education, and child care settings.

The new guidance states that quarantine is no longer is advised if both COVID-19-positive individuals and their close contacts wore face coverings consistently and correctly during COVID-19 close contacts.

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