Updated June 24, 2022
Effective Thursday, March 3, wearing masks will be optional for members of our campus community with a few exceptions noted below.
The following COVID-19 policies will remain in effect until further notice:
- Employees and visitors in the DMU Clinic will continue to wear masks in areas where patients travel and in patient care areas.
- Anyone with symptoms or possible exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19 should stay home and contact Health and Safety at email@example.com or 515-271-1658.
In order to continue minimizing the spread of the coronavirus, DMU continues to require the following measures:
- Campus buildings are DMU ID badge access only until further notice.
- We are still limiting visitors to our campus. As needed, directors, program and department chairs may approve visitors to be on campus by emailing approval to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the date, room/location visiting, the purpose of visit, visitor(s) name, and organization. Approved visitors will check-in at the Facilities Management/Security Office at the start of their visit. They will be provided a visitor ID badge.
- Our goal is to maintain a safe environment on our campus for our academic programming, so we have made the difficult decision not to allow children ages 0-high school on our campus at this time. This includes school tour groups and children of our students, faculty and staff unless it is a program organized by the Department of External and Governmental Affairs such as the Back to School Physicals. We encourage our student clubs to be creative and to reach out and use facilities such as Wesley Acres and their community center room for ongoing programming with groups such as the Geriatric Club and to follow CDC guidance when indoors.
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Osteopathic Self-Treatment to Promote Health and the Body’s Ability to Fight COVID-19
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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