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MU Incident Command shares updated campus policies and safety recommendations based on vaccination status and situation.

University leaders share continuing guidance for the resumption of in-person work for MU and UM System employees .

The Incident Command Team provides an update on outdoor restrictions based on new guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local Boone County public health officials.

The President and the Provost share plans for returning to in-person work on campus.

The university has updated its event policies in accordance with Boone County health orders.

Updates to Renewal Site

All Missourians aged 12 and older and all University of Missouri students are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. MU Health Care now offers the vaccine at four locations in Columbia and Fulton. Vaccination is available by appointment only.

Vaccine information

Beginning June 1, the university will change its policy on social distancing and the wearing of face coverings indoors from required for all to recommended based on vaccination status and situation.

Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or socially distance unless they have a weakened immune system. The CDC does continue to recommend these practices for individuals not yet fully vaccinated.

For scheduled classes during summer session, classroom capacity and seating arrangements are already set to accomplish 6-foot distancing and will remain in that configuration.  If you are not fully vaccinated or have a compromised immune system, it is recommended that you continue to wear a mask while in class.

Safety recommendations

As of June 1, 2021, the university no longer requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear face coverings or socially distance. It has also lifted event size restrictions and is no longer requiring Incident Command approval for events.

Events occurring after June 1, 2021, that have already been approved can be adjusted according to current guidelines. Any such revisions to events should be reviewed by unit leaders, and venue space managers should be consulted if changes are desired for already scheduled events to ensure the venue can accommodate the proposed changes.

See Events and activities for more information

Updated layout and The Latest guidance.

Show Me Renewal

All Missourians aged 12 and older and all University of Missouri students are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The next available MU Health Care vaccination event is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. This is a Johnson & Johnson vaccine event. It requires only one dose and is available to anyone age 18 and older.

Vaccine information

Improved layout and ease of use for Testing, Contact tracing, Guidance for students dealing with COVID-19 and Guidance for Employees dealing with COVID-19 pages.

Testing

Contact tracing

Guidance for students dealing with COVID-19

Guidance for employees dealing with COVID-19

Added dedicated pages for quarantine and isolation, contact and exposure. Added updated information for vaccinated individuals.

Quarantine and isolation

Contact and exposure

Updated recommendations for students and families. Updated mental health and wellness resources. Updated links and improved navigation.

Students and families

Updated recommendations for employees. Updated information for faculty, instructors and researchers. Updated guidance for working in the office. Updated links and improved navigation.

Employees

Due to the very low number of reported cases among students, staff and faculty, the university’s COVID-19 dashboard will be updated weekly starting June 2nd and will increase in frequency as needed. Daily updates have been provided since last fall.

Figures on the case data page and dashboard will be made weekly, each Wednesday at approximately noon, during summer 2021. The weekly update will continue to reflect the previous seven days.

Case data

Updated Travel guidance and University-related travel with additional guidance for vaccinated individuals.

Travel guidance

Retired obsolete forms.

Forms and policies

While all university members are still required to self-monitor their symptoms daily and to stay home if they are sick, the university is no longer requiring the use of the #CampusClear app.

In accordance with national guidelines, MU Health Care will now offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine appointments to all Missourians age 12 and older. Appointments for the next vaccination event at Faurot Field are available now.

Vaccine information

Student COVID-19 testing services have been transitioned from Parking Structure 7 to the Student Health Center. Testing site hours will remain unaffected.

Testing

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Campus updates and alerts

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.

For on-campus alerts visit: mualert.missouri.edu

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