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COVID-19: Community Protection & Safeguards

COVID-19: Community Protection & Safeguards

Provided here are resources and tips for campus police and public safety agency personnel regarding community protection and safeguards. 

American College Health Association (ACHA)

Preparing for COVID-19. Published March 3, 2020.


Response, Health, and Well-Being on Campus with Iowa State University

WEBINAR, presented by Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, Michael Newton with Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, Erin Baldwin of Iowa State University. Chief Newton and Erin Baldwin address Iowa State University's Response to COVID-19 in areas of emergency management, health and wellness of students and staff, interdepartmental collaboration, and collaboration with community partners. VIEW HERE.


Recording of COVID-19: The Return to Campus and the "New Normal" webinar

In partnership with the Collaborative Reform Initiate Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) and the COPS Office, IACLEA hosted a webinar on July 28, 2020, on preparing for college and university students and faculty returning to campus. 

As institutions of higher education contemplate what the fall semester will look like, there is concern over the future of the institution and how it deals with Covid-19 and the "new normal". This presentation will provide some guidance in keeping with recommendations of the American Enterprise Institute and the White House, focusing on three phases and some thoughts on how this may apply at your campus. Attached is the recording of the webinar along with the presentation. To view the full webinar, CLICK HERE


  • Eric Plummer, Associate Vice President for Public Saftey and Chief of Police, University of North Dakota  
  • Robert Mueck, Director of Public Safety at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland

If you have additional questions you would like answered, please e-mail IACLEA's Director of Training Josh Bronson at


Clery FAQs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Abigail Boyer and Laura Egan from Clery Center, answered questions on Wednesday 4/15 related to managing the Clery Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions  addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Do I still have to issue timely warnings if no one is left on my campus?
  • If I house medical and first responder personnel or patients, do I need to issue alerts to them?
  • What are my reporting obligations for virtual offices and classrooms?

To view the full webinar, CLICK HERE.


SART Considerations During COVID-19

Unfortunately, sexual assault remains prevalent, even during a pandemic. The need for law enforcement and medical services do not change; however, how services are provided and conduct during an investigation may need to be modified for both the safety of officers as well as the victims. This webinar will address SART response considerations during Covid-19 at Iowa State University. To view the full webinar, CLICK HERE.

Aaron DeLashmutt, Assistant Chief of Police, Iowa State University
Mary H. Sirna, Administrative Advisor, Iowa State University 


Member Resources

CONNECTIONS is IACLEA's member community featuring peer networking and a full library of resources for the betterment of campus public safety.