2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 22, 2022, 9:43 a.m.

MU continues to work closely with infection control experts at MU Health Care and local and state public health officials, and follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a statewide public hotline, 877-435-8411, for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19.

What Mizzou Is Doing

  • Following the latest CDC prevention guidance based on COVID-19 community levels, our requirements are replaced with an expectation of personal responsibility for the preventative measures we can all take to keep ourselves and those around us safe.
    • The best protection against the virus remains vaccination, including getting a booster shot.
    • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your health care provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
    • To find the current level in Boone County and learn what prevention steps you should take based on the current Boone County COVID-19 community level, visit the CDC website.
  • The university is suspending the requirement for faculty, staff and student employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption in compliance with Executive Order 14042. Employees are no longer required to show documentation of vaccination or apply for an exemption at this time.
    • Vaccination requirements implemented in October 2021 remain in effect for all employees, students and providers who work, learn or practice medicine at University of Missouri Health Care.
    • University officials will continue to watch the evolving situation with the federal mandate closely. All or part of the mandate for UM System employees could be adjusted or reinstated due to changes in federal rules or court actions.
  • The university’s temporary indoor masking mandate expired after Oct. 15. Our requirements will be replaced with an expectation that everyone remains vigilant in protecting themselves and others against COVID-19.
  • People may choose to mask at any time. People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. If you have symptoms, you should stay home.
    • University facilities and operations in other parts of the state will follow local public health guidance.
    • Some units across campus, including MU Health Care, the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and certain facilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine, may continue to have requirements that are specific to their units.
  • Information on case data for students, faculty and staff is available on the Show Me Renewal site.

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