Face coverings

Face coverings are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Studies show that face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. If you choose to wear a face covering, it should be made of cloth or other soft or permeable material, without holes. It is recommended that they be made with at least two layers of fabric.

Masking policy

Mizzou’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.

We now 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.

Immunocompromised individuals:

If you are immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system, it is recommended that you continue to socially distance and wear a mask when in close contact with others you do not live with or interact with on a regular basis, even if fully vaccinated.

All Mizzou community members

All Mizzou community members should continue to monitor symptoms daily, practice hand hygiene, stay home if ill and get tested if you have COVID symptoms. Vaccination is now readily available to the vast majority of the general public in Missouri and is an important step in reducing the spread of COVID-19 as well as protecting yourself from severe clinical disease.

Individuals are expected to provide their own face covering, but free face coverings are available at the bookstore for anyone who needs them. 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.

Additional face-covering guidance from the CDC:

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Mizzou community members are expected to take proactive steps to monitor their personal health, stay home if they are feeling unwell and help protect the safety of our entire community.

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