Before athletes arrive

You will complete a multi-step screening and be tested for COVID-19 before accessing and using athletic facilities.

A COVID-19 questionnaire will be part of the exam or appraisal process:

  • You will complete an electronic screening questionnaire at 3 stages before you return: 2 weeks before, 7 days before and 3 days before.
  • Between 48-72 hours before your return, you will be tested for COVID-19.

Travel policy

If you are traveling back to Columbia, you must self-isolate for 5 days and be symptom-free prior to returning to Mizzou athletic facilities. If you travel away from Columbia after you arrive, you must self-isolate for 5 days and be symptom-free before accessing the facilities.

Locker rooms and training centers:

  • Each time you enter training facilities, staff will take your temperature and run through the symptom checker questions.
  • You can only go in the training centers when you are scheduled to be there and leave after you are finished.
  • Your locker rooms will be set up to facilitate appropriate distancing (6 feet).
  • You cannot linger or congregate in locker rooms or other common spaces.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing materials will be available and frequent wiping of touchpoints encouraged.
  • Face coverings are required when contact with others within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more cannot be avoided.
  • Visitors will not be allowed in Mizzou athletic facilities.


  • When possible, your meetings should be in larger rooms to maintain social distancing.
  • Face coverings will be worn if you will be within 6 feet of others in the meeting for 15 minutes or more.


  • Your nutrition stations will include individually packaged snacks only.
  • Your “Grab and Go” meal service will be carry-out only with limited pick-up times at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex.

Monitoring for COVID-19

All student-athletes will be tested for COIVD-19 as they arrive on campus and before they start working out in the facilities.

If the daily facility screenings show you have COVID-19 symptoms:

  • You immediately return home without touching anything within the facility.
  • You immediately self-quarantine at home, practicing good hygiene, socially distancing from roommates and disinfecting the living space.
  • You will hear from the MU Sports Medicine team if you need to be tested.

If you do not need to be tested:

  • You need to remain home and self-monitor for symptoms.
  • Sports medicine staff will help determine when you can resume your activities.

If you need to be tested:

  • You will need to self-isolate until you hear the test results.
  • Your roommates will need to self-isolate immediately until you hear your test results.

Negative test:

  • You remain home and self-monitor for symptoms
  • Sports medicine staff will help determine when you can resume your activities.

Positive test:

  • You will need to notify you athletic trainer and coach.
  • You will hear from a public health contact investigator to start tracing your contacts.
  • Sport medicine staff will help you and/or your roommates with housing to self-isolate.
  • The team physician will help determine when you can resume your activities.
  • If isolated, you will have meals delivered to your door and your living space will be sanitized and disinfected