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.
- No visitors will be allowed on campus through September 7.
- No external in-person events will be scheduled through January 3, 2021.
- Dates are subject to change and may be extended
The campus remains open to students, faculty and staff, and will be in the fall, but with the continuing requirements of face-covering use and physical distancing. Should any operational changes be necessary due to effects of the pandemic, DMU will issue prompt communications. During the summer, students will hear from their Program Chairs and Deans about the logistics regarding fall semester classes. And, more details will be listed here once they are decided.
When can students be on campus?
The campus is open, but we ask students to use good judgement regarding the need to be on campus for academic, clinical or extracurricular activities. When on campus, please respect the safety guidelines DMU has published: use physical distancing, wear face coverings and practice appropriate sanitizing measures such as washing hands frequently. There will be some limited in-person lab work for our clinical programs. Regarding labs and other academic activities, students should follow the plans provided by the College Deans and program directors so that they are clear about the program’s specific requirements.
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Osteopathic Self-Treatment to Promote Health and the Body’s Ability to Fight COVID-19
For those at risk of infection or already testing positive for COVID-19, osteopathic self-treatment can promote optimal breathing and circulation to support the function of the immune and nervous systems. Watch the video and learn more.
From Our Own
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