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.

Before you visit

Take you temperature daily

Self-monitor for symptoms and 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. 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 a loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • Do you have muscle aches?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have chills?
  • Do you have a headache?
  • 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?
  • 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.

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.
  • Walking past someone within 6 feet in a hallway is not considered an exposure risk.
  • Face coverings are required in any in-person classes. Instructors will wear clear face shields when teaching in-person classes.
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.