President Wendy Wintersteen announces new restrictions on social events


The Office of the President releases new information regarding masks, vaccinations and how the fall 2021 semester will look.

Zane Douglas

With an uptick in COVID-19 cases, President Wendy Wintersteen addressed Iowa State students in an email to announce new restrictions, including implanting restrictions on social events and non-member visitors

Wintersteen included limiting non-resident tracking in all sorority and fraternity housing due to growing positive rates in some chapters.

“From Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, the number of COVID-19 tests conducted on campus was 2,277,” Wintersteen said in the email. “Total positive tests include 344 from on-campus testing and 22 self-reports. If you have symptoms or have had contact with a positive case, please schedule an appointment to get tested.”

Wintersteen also announced student organizations are still allowed to have in-person meetings, so long as they’re on campus and follow the “Guidance for Gatherings at ISU.”

There is also no evidence of transmission happening in classrooms, laboratories, studios or any learning space. Wintersteen said contact tracing has shown off-campus exposure has led to the most like transmission path, according to the email.

Wintersteen reminded students about free testing from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21 and gave a link to scheduling an appointment to be tested before the fall semester is over