Campus visitors

Mizzou’s ability to receive visitors is limited at this time, and most university events have been modified to offer remote options.

All visitors to the University of Missouri-Columbia campus are asked to comply with Mizzou’s safety guidelines and expectations including social distancing, hygiene, self-monitoring and symptom checking in addition to any additional safety training required.

In an effort to ensure the health and well-being of its fans, student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff and students attending 2020 Mizzou home football games, Mizzou Athletics has announced that tailgating will be prohibited in all game-day parking lots and campus spaces. Tiger fans can find ways to celebrate Mizzou football at home on the #ZouToYou website.


Before you visit

Take you temperature daily

Self-monitor for symptoms: check your temperature

All visitors are asked to check their temperature before they arrive. If your temperature is 100.4 F (38.0 C) or greater remain off-campus until it is again within the normal range.

Before you take your temperature:

  • Wait 30 minutes after eating, drinking or exercising.
  • Wait at least 6 hours after taking medicines that can lower your temperature, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin.
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Check for other symptoms

Before you visit Mizzou, run through the symptom checklist below and get “cleared for campus” with the #CampusClear self-screening app. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, do not come to campus.

  • Do you have a fever (temperature of 100.4 F or greater) without having taken any fever-reducing medications?
  • Before you take your temperature:
    • Wait 30 minutes after eating, drinking or exercising.
    • Wait at least 6 hours after taking medicines that can lower your temperature, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin.
  • Do you have new loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have an unusual or unexplained cough?
  • Do you have unusual or unexplained muscle aches?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Do you have chills?
  • Do you have an unusual or unexplained headache (different from typical headaches)?
  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite?
  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19? Close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more.
  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you need to stay home and call your health care provider.

#CampusClear app privacy

Visitors supply contact information when they create an account, but no identifying information is collected by the university. Only aggregate data will be provided to authorized university administrators to provide real-time insights into overall health trends.

Download the app

While on campus

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Social distancing

  • Social distancing should be maintained whenever possible, meaning each person must remain at least 6 feet from others.
  • Community members will wear cloth face coverings in all settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain — such as in bathrooms and elevators, among other locations.
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Face Coverings

  • Wear face coverings whenever you are on campus even when you are outside, unless you are alone. This policy means those who share a household (roommates, family members, etc. ) will also wear face coverings when outdoors together on campus. This outdoor requirement will apply to the entire campus, including the MU Health Care areas.
  • Whenever a face covering is required, indoors and outdoors, it must always be kept over your mouth and nose.
  • When individuals eat or drink together outdoors, they must remain at least six feet apart from others and return face coverings immediately after consumption is complete.
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Face covering requirements

  • A face covering can be made of cloth or other soft or permeable material, without holes.
  • If choosing to wear a cloth face covering, it is recommended that they be made with at least 2 layers of fabric.
  • Neither a clear face shield nor a face covering with exhalation valves or vents meet the face covering requirements.
  • Instructors, while in class, are allowed to wear a clear face covering and/or just a clear face shield.  If they wear just a clear face shield, they must remain 10 feet from others.
  • If you are unable to wear a face covering because of a physical or mental health condition, please reach out to the Disability Center for accommodations. If you are unable to wear coverings because of religious beliefs or practice, contact the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX.
  • If you do not wear a face covering and do not have approved accommodations not to wear one, you may be excluded from university programs and activities.
Practice good health hygiene

Hand hygiene

  • Frequent hand washing (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) should be practiced throughout your visit.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
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No-handshake practice

Mizzou has adopted a recommendation by Faculty Council leadership to employ a no-handshake practice. Verbal greetings are preferred substitutes.