In order to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus, DMU has implemented the following measures:
- Campus buildings are DMU ID badge access only until further notice.
- DMU requires that everyone must wear a face covering when in interior public spaces.
- Visitors must be approved by an ELT member and must check in with the Facilities Office (see below for details).
- No external in-person events will be scheduled through May 31, 2021.
- Dates are subject to change and may be extended
The campus remains open to students, faculty and staff, but with the continuing requirements of face-covering use, frequent hand washing and physical distancing. Should other operational changes be necessary due to effects of the pandemic, DMU will issue prompt communications.
COVID Vaccine Update
DMU is monitoring state and federal COVID-19 vaccination priorities and availability. As more details become available, including potential timelines, we will consider options for our campus community. Once we are able to establish a plan for the University, we will communicate accordingly with faculty, staff and students.
Visitors to campus must be approved by an ELT member. The number of visitors will be limited and visitors will be required to check in with Facilities Management/Security located in Ryan Hall. Visitors will have temperature taken and screened for access. If approved for access, a visitor ID badge will be issued and visitors will be escorted to the appropriate location by a Facilities Management representative or a Security Officer. When leaving campus, visitors will return their badges and sign out.
When can students be on campus?
The campus remains open but with the continuing requirements of face-covering use and physical distancing in all locations. Most classes are being held online, but some labs and classes are being held on campus in changed formats. Should any operational changes be necessary due to the continuation of the pandemic, DMU will distribute prompt communications. Students will continue to hear from their Program Chairs and Deans about the logistics regarding classes and labs. More details will be listed here once they are decided.
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DMU in the Media
- Hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop, but health experts urge public to keep guard up (Dr. Benzoni)
- Keeping Hospitals Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic Finding inspiration in a father’s credo (Leonard Mermel, D.O.’84, Sc.M., A.M. (Hon.), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA)
- Des Moines ER doc (Dr. Benzoni) sees more patients with COVID-19 and awaits his own test results
- Arizona health care hero (Gregory Margolin, D.O.'97) heads to New York to fight COVID-19
- Kinyon, D.O.'02 serves patients at epicenter of pandemic
- Arthur Wittich, D.O.’71: 81-Year-Old Veteran Answers Army's Call for Retired Medical Professionals to Help With Coronavirus Outbreak
- Dustin Arnold, D.O.’96, helps lead coronavirus response from the hospital where he was born
- Dr. Angela L. Walker Franklin: Leading in times of challenge
- Kenneth Anderson Jr., D.O.’78, M.S., CPE: Every Great Crisis Creates Opportunity for Leadership
- Jeneane Moody, M.P.H. in the Des Moines Register: For National Public Health Week, a perspective on lessons from COVID-19
- Dr. Crosbie on PBS' Iowa Press: Coronavirus Special
- Dr. Benzoni in the Des Moines Register: ER doctor shares his thoughts about COVID-19 with Iowans