CAMBUS Coronavirus Information

CAMBUS Coronavirus Information

CAMBUS has implemented several changes to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Service and operations will continue to be adjusted as information or circumstances change. CAMBUS processes reflect guidance from the CDC, FTA, local public health experts, and the University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Team.

This page provides a summary of latest rider information. This information may become outdated. Please also refer to the CAMBUS service changes in response to COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. 

The most current route and schedule information can be found on this page: view CAMBUS route and schedule information.

Riders are encouraged to use the mobile app, Transit to receive push notifications of service changes to the routes you frequently ride.

Last reviewed: September 16, 2020


Rider Information and Policies

Cleaning Practices

CAMBUS has updated cleaning and disinfecting practices in coordination with guidance from the CDC and FTA.

Buses are disinfected and cleaned at least once a day and are deep cleaned once a week.  This process includes disinfecting of all surfaces and cleaning air filters in the HVAC system.

In addition to the disinfecting processes added in March, a UV light system has been implemented as part of the disinfecting process.

Creating Social Distancing

To create social distancing between operators and riders, riders are asked to board through the rear doors until further notice.
Update: Beginning Monday, Sept. 21 front door boarding will resume

Riders shall wear a cloth mask or face shield while riding the bus because maintaining distances greater than 6 feet may not always be possible.

Riders are encouraged to disperse throughout the bus to maintain distancing as much as possible.

Riders are asked to use transportation for essential trips only and to consider walking for short trips when possible.

CAMBUS is providing increased service to Parking Lot 65, Finkbine Commuter and Parking Lot 85, Hawkeye Commuter during the morning and evening commute.  Increasing the frequency of departures allows riders to choose to wait for the next bus.  Riders are encouraged to arrive at the commuter parking lots during non-busy times when possible to further disperse riders amongst available bus service.  Busy commuting times include 6:35am-6:45am and 7:35am-7:45am.

Operating Safely

Drivers shall wear a face mask while operating a bus.

Drivers undergo wellness screenings prior to each shift.  This process includes temperature checks.

Riders are encouraged to follow everyday CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Route and Schedule Modifications

CAMBUS is operating Interim Service levels with some adjustments and no weekend service through August 14. Academic Service resume August 17, 2020 and includes several route and schedule changes to strategically reduce the number of riders on each bus and reduce riding time on a bus. The most up-to-date service information can be found on our website:

CAMBUS evaluates boarding and trip data to determine necessary modifications to service.  Service modifications are announced via our website and the mobile app, Transit.



For questions about CAMBUS service, please call the dispatcher at 319-335-8633 or email

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Parking and Transportation’s operations are focused on supporting the critical operations of the University of Iowa and UI Hospitals & Clinics. Operations may quickly change.

Up to date information regarding the university's preparation and response to COVID-19 is available at