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COVID-19 Employee Information

Is a COVID-19 vaccination required for employees?

No, however, we strongly recommend employees get vaccinated.

What guidance on vaccines is Iowa Valley Community College District following?

IVCCD is following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health.  While vaccinations are not mandatory, immunization is a crucial step in reducing COVID-19 related illnesses, hospitalizations and death, and hastening a return to pre-pandemic conditions on campus and in our community.

Will masks be required?

The College relies on CDC and Public Health guidelines to inform protocols.  IVCCD recommends employees, students and visitors mask according to the CDC guidelines.  Masks may be required in designated areas or at certain events on campus.

Will there be required COVID testing?

Testing is not required if an employee becomes symptomatic or has an exposure. IVCCD recommends that anyone exposed to a positive COVIC-19 case watch for symptoms and tests on Day 5 after the exposure.

What should I do if I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

Stay home and limit contact with others.  Contact and follow your local healthcare provider’s guidelines.  Notify your supervisor and review the CDC Guidance.

What happens if an employee tests positive while on campus?

Any student or employee who becomes symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate.  Notify your supervisor and review the CDC Guidance.

What happens if there is a COVID outbreak during the semester?

The district is prepared to make adjustments to the work environment with short notice. Decisions on adjusted protocols will be communicated if needed.

If you are interested, the Iowa Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control both are excellent resources available online. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Other helpful links: idph.iowa.gov/emerging-health-issues/novel-coronavirus