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Stay 6 feet apart

Wear your face covering

Wash your hands

Monitor symptoms


We’ve implemented a number of policies and procedures for our UM System employees and our MU students, faculty and staff aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Our guiding principle is to promote and support the safety of the entire MU community. We are closely monitoring public health guidelines and have developed protocols and behaviors individuals can follow to keep themselves and others safe.

In light of new guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local Boone County public health officials, wearing face coverings outside is no longer required on campus, although it is still encouraged that you use a face covering if you are within 6 feet of someone you do not live with, particularly if you are not vaccinated and if you are with that individual for 15 minutes or longer. It is also still recommended that individuals avoid large outside crowds where social distancing is not possible.

Face coverings and social distancing are still required while indoors on campus.

Returning to in-person work

Preparations continue for the majority of MU and UM System employees who are working remotely to resume in-person work on May 17. Supervisors will work with employees to establish the details of their return.

Supervisor guide for returning to in-person work

Safety, health and wellness

All employees are expected to follow these safety guidelines while on campus.

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 travel

All university-sponsored on-campus events are restricted to 50 people or fewer. 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 resources for ordering supplies and creating building signage.