For faculty, instructors and researchers

Safety is our No. 1 priority

As a research institution, Mizzou is well prepared to keep our campus as safe and healthy as possible through this pandemic. We have adopted science-based protocols and risk-mitigation procedures that will help protect our communities. Please watch this video to better understand how the protocols and policies we have implemented across campus will limit the risk of exposure and help keep all of us safe.


Course-related guidance

Guidance for faculty and graduate instructors on course delivery, communicating with students, making accommodations for students who are unable to attend the class in person and pivoting courses fully online, if that becomes necessary.

Classroom and lab safety

Details about how Mizzou is making classrooms and labs safe and advice for how faculty and instructors can handle compliance and safety situations with students.

Research & creative activities restart

The MU Research and Creative Activities Restart Plan outlines the steps for resuming research activities and provides guidance to researchers who, in addition to following the guidelines outlined in this document, will be expected to create specific plans for their activities and personnel.

Student researcher guidelines

Graduate and undergraduate students and their faculty mentors need to be aware of additional protocols and requirements for students working in research facilities and creative spaces.

Return to work authorization

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students participating in research or creative activities — either as paid staff or in education roles — are required to submit a return to work authorization form.

Graduate assistantships

Guidance for faculty and GTA/GRA/GIs about health, safety and responsibilities.

Report a health and safety concern

If you have behavioral concerns such as lack of PPE, social distancing, and proper lab safety practices, as well as physical concerns, we ask that you complete the Health and Safety Concerns compliance tool to alert campus of these concerns.