The University of Iowa


FM's COVID-19 Operational Response

Current Status of FM's COVID-19 Response (last updated June 2, 2020)

Official UI Coronavirus updates:

Facilities Management is focused on supporting the UI's essential services and critical operations while continuing to serve the campus.  Operations may be quickly adjusted in response to COVID-19. For emergency service, 24/7, call 319-335-5071 For all other requests, use the FM@YourService portal.

Custodial Services remains staffed to serve the University of Iowa campus and is focusing on critical areas and frequently used pathways and touchpoints while maintaining regular cleaning schedules.

With the locking of the majority of campus buildings, Custodial Services has a plan to clean and sanitize areas, potentially closing off areas of buildings that are not in use to maintain focus on frequently used paths of travel and spaces.

University Housing & Dining and UI Health Care have their own cleaning protocols and processes.


UI Operational Plan for Cleaning and Disinfecting Building Spaces

Building Operations & Maintenance is staffed and responding to calls while continuing to keep up with regular maintenance schedules.

The UI Critical Incident Management Team has approved limiting building access, when possible, to authorized personnel only in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

More information on building access can be found here.

The Oakdale Maintenance and Landscape team continues to be staffed and responding to calls while keeping up with the regular maintenance and landscaping work schedules.

Landscape Services is staffed and working on regular maintenance work schedules and responding to additional calls to assist other departments across campus.

Design & Construction continues to work in partnership with administration, customers, and vendors to advance capital projects by making adjustments for COVID-19 safety measures and utilizing video conferencing and other technology.

Bid openings are also being held virtually and may be attended using the zoom app.  For more information visit

Staffing of FM@Your Service continues 24/7 for emergencies by calling 319-335-5071; non-emergencies via the FM@YourService Portal; and emailing at

Campus Dispatch delivers daily on both Main and Oakdale campuses.

Moving and Maintenance continue their daily work.