Cyclones Care promotes behaviors to protect your health and the well-being of the Iowa State University community. One of the best ways to do that is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For the 2021-22 academic year, university leaders are asking all Cyclones to take responsibility for their own health and show they care with four simple behaviors:  

  • Vaccinate  
  • Monitor your health  
  • Stay home if you’re ill 
  • Wash your hands often 


Get updates and learn more about local vaccination opportunities on Iowa State's COVID-19 Vaccination website.  

Vaccines help prevent deadly and dangerous diseases by safely working with the body's natural defenses to provide immunity. The university is following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Iowa Department of Public Health


The Iowa Board of Regents has provided the following guidance for face masks for the regent universities:  

  • Encouraged: All students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus are encouraged to wear face masks in all indoor spaces when around others. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face mask anywhere they are around others, and to practice physical distancing when possible.  
  • Required: Face masks are required on CyRide, at Thielen Student Health Center, in areas of the College of Veterinary Medicine where face masks are normally required, and in Ames Laboratory facilities. Masks may also be required in research laboratories at the discretion of the principal investigator or lab supervisor.  
  • Personal choice: Faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus may choose to wear or not wear a face mask anywhere they deem appropriate.  
Cy mascot holding a sign that says "Vaccinated"