COVID-19 College Updates

​​​DMACC is open and services are available both in-person and virtually. Appointments are strongly recommended for any in-person service. For your safety and that of others, please continue to use virtual services whenever possible and if you answer "YES" to any of the below questions.

Do not come to a DMACC Campus or Center if you answer "YES" to any of the following:
  • Do you feel ill, have a new cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
  • Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees (regardless of the cause)?
  • Do you have a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)?
  • Are you or someone in your household awaiting COVID-19 test results due to a possible exposure or symptoms?
  • Have you been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with a presumed or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days?

Contact your instructor immediately to notify them of the above situations, even if you are taking classes online or virtually. 

​​ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FALL 2021:  DMACC Administrators are planning to start a “new normal” in college operations when fall classes resume on Aug. 25. While most face-to-face classes are scheduled to return this fall, the College plans to take additional proactive steps that represent th​e “new normal” to keep students, faculty and staff safe. Face masks will still be required until further notice. Plans to return to fully in-person operations could change depending on the state of the pandemic over the summer and ​into the fall. 

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Please watch this quick video for detailed information for those who will be at Campuses/Centers for class(es) this semester: ​


If you have been at a DMACC facility and have been directly exposed, presumed positive or confirmed positive for COVID-19, please report this to your instructor or supervisor as soon as possible.

In the instance of a reported exposure or COVID-19 case on campus, Faculty and Supervisors should follow the guidance provided in the flowcharts and resources.

When a DMACC incident report is necessary, submit here

» Read the entire DMACC Playbook for districtwide guidance on procedures and protocols to keep employees, students, and guests safe and healthy.

» ​Watch the Safety Protocols Training Video​.

DMACC has implemented new cleaning and safety efforts to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors to DMACC facilities safe. However, due to the extreme contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus it should NOT be assumed that all risk from COVID-19 will be eliminated. Everyone has to do their part to protect themselves and others.

These DMACC protocols provide an opportunity for the College to monitor and evaluate risk, to a reasonable extent, and to adapt practices to reduce that risk by guidance and direction from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health professionals and experts.



On Campus Protocols 

DMACC Faculty/Staff who are not teaching/working on campus should follow continue to the below safety protocols before entering any DMACC facility:

  1. Fill out DMACC Approval form
  2. On approved day, 30-minutes prior to entry, contact
    • Ankeny Campus or Transportation Institute: (515-964-6500)
    • Urban Campus, EDC, DCC or Southridge: (515-248-7200). 
    • Any other DMACC location please call your campus Provost or center Director
  3. Wear your face mask (mandatory) and gloves (optional) prior to building entry and the entire time in the building.
  4. Do not use the restrooms or any common areas unless it is essential. 
  5. Document the areas you travel inside the building for custodial services to accurately and safely perform follow up cleaning.
  6. When you are leaving, call DMACC Security or your campus Provost/Director to let them know you are leaving and your documented details of building usage.

If at any time you are unsure who to contact, call DMACC Ankeny Security 515-964-6500​.



If you are in need of any community resources, please visit the DMACC counseling page for more information and to reference our Resources Guide.​


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