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Stay 6 feet apart

Wear your face covering

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Monitor symptoms

Staying safe while away from campus

All MU community members are encouraged to follow Show Me Renewal guidance while away from campus at any time, but particularly over the traditionally busy holiday season. Remember to continue to social distance, wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly and to self-monitor for symptoms using the #CampusClear app.

Arrival at home advice

The most cautious approach upon arrival home is to quarantine for the first 14 days after arrival. This is especially important if there are vulnerable, higher risk individuals living in the home and/or there is high prevalence on the campus or in the local community surrounding the campus prior to leaving for home.

  • Quarantining in the home includes eating meals in a private space or outdoors with family at least 6 feet apart. Use separate serving ware, utensils, glasses and plates. Use a separate bathroom from other family members. If not possible, disinfect the bathroom after each use.
  • While in quarantine, avoid physical contact including hugging, kissing and shaking hands.
  • If quarantine is not possible, stay physically distant from family household members, wear a face covering, and avoid close contact, including hugging and shaking hands, for the first 14 days home.
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Holiday celebrations

The CDC offers suggestions for holiday celebrations:

  • Have a holiday dinner only with people who live in your household.
  • Prepare favorite recipes and deliver meals in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others.
  • Host a virtual dinner and share recipes with friends and family.
  • Shop online rather than in person.
  • Watch holiday parades at home.
  • If you have a small outdoor dinnerwith family and friends who live in your community and following the CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings.

For additional considerations for Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations, see the CDC website.

Away from campus and not feeling well?

Contact your primary health care provider, then self-report for additional support from MU. All students, faculty and staff are required to notify the university if they receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Faculty, staff and student employees who test positive are expected to notify their supervisor along with their dean or division leader.


Submit a student self-report