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COVID-19 related guidance, up-to-date information and extended support for MU employees.

All university employees, including faculty, staff and student employees, must comply with the requirements of the federal vaccine mandate for federal contractors with exceptions for those who object because of a religious belief or have a verified medical reason.

  • The current deadline for employees to complete the vaccination process is Jan. 4, to allow enough wait time to become fully vaccinated by Jan. 18.
  • If you have not yet received a vaccination, the coming weeks allow time to do so. To find vaccination sites, check our Vaccine information page.
  • The university will provide more details on policies, processes, training and informational opportunities, including how employees may request exemptions, as soon as possible.
  • If you have already been vaccinated and have not already uploaded your proof of vaccination to the COVID Vaccine Uploader in myHR (myhr.umsystem.edu), please do so as soon as possible.

The UM System will continue to watch this evolving situation closely. All or part of the mandate could be adjusted or rescinded due to changes in federal rules or court actions.

More information from UM System leadership can be found here.

Masking policy

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.

While masks are no longer required, we ask that everyone — regardless of their vaccination status — wear masks indoors, especially when social distancing is not possible.

With this change, MU’s mask guidance comes into alignment with the latest Boone County public health advisory and CDC guidance, which both include recommendations for indoor masking. 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.

If you have a medical condition that requires an accommodation, students can contact the Disability Center, and employees can contact the Office of Accessibility and ADA.

See our face covering guidance for more information.

Log your vaccine

Upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccination record or card to our secure COVID Vaccine Uploader in myHR.

Learn more about logging your vaccine

Safety, health and wellness

The university provides safety recommendations to MU community members and visitors.

Dealing with COVID-19 illness

COVID-positive faculty and staff should isolate at home. Faculty should report a positive diagnosis to their department chair and dean. Staff should report to their supervisor and division leader.

Teaching and research

Guidelines and support for course delivery, classroom/lab safety, research restart and working with graduate and undergraduate researchers.

Events, meetings and university-related travel

University events should be approved at the unit level in consultation with venue coordinators/manager. Unit leaders may now consider allowing university-related business travel.

Cleaning, supplies and signage

Employees can find information on cleaning protocols for campus spaces and creating building signage.