Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indiana State University

Updated March 29, 2020, 12:02 p.m.


March 27 -- Video message from President Curtis to students.

March 27 -- President Curtis announced Friday that students will have the option of letter grades or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading in the spring 2020 semester.

March 27 -- Important information for students on the U.S. Census during COVID-19.

March 26 -- ISU's Career Center created a site dedicated to student employment opportunities during COVID-19.

March 26 -- Cunningham Memorial Library will be closed through April 6 in accordance with Gov. Holcomb's stay-at-home order. 

March 24 -- Statement regarding communication of positive COVID-19 cases connected to ISU

The leadership of Indiana State University understands the anxiety and concern of parents, students, and the entire campus community when, as happened Monday, there’s an announcement of a positive COVID-19 case connected to ISU.

Members of the campus community, understandably, wanted more information. But there is a legal limit to what ISU may disclose. Personal health information is subject to federal and state privacy laws, including HIPAA, and student educational records are protected by FERPA.

Local health departments are responsible for investigating and notifying the people with whom the infected individual had close contact. We ask the campus community not to speculate on anyone who might have had a positive test for COVID-19. Thank you for respecting the privacy of members of the ISU community.

March 24 -- University Pay Guidelines for March 25 to April 6.

March 24 -- Barnes & Noble College has closed all bookstores. The ISU bookstore will be closed until April 6. Textbooks can be purchased online at with free shipping. For questions, contact

March 23 -- Message from President Deborah J. Curtis on first COVID-19 case connected to ISU

March 23 -- Indiana State University learned today that a member of our community, living out of state, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). It is the first such confirmed case with a connection to ISU.

The person who tested positive was last on campus March 12 and then returned home, out of state. The person began displaying symptoms on March 18. The person was tested and the diagnosis confirmed on March 20. This person is in isolation at home and doing well.


Travel Notices

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of State

More Information

Centers for Disease Control, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Indiana State Department of Health

World Health Organization

American College Health Association

Johns Hopkins Map of Global Cases

Vigo County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control Q&A


How it spreads

How to protect yourself

Symptoms and testing


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