Our commitment to each other
Our entire university community should follow these recommended behaviors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.
The University of Missouri has temporarily reinstated our indoor masking requirements for the start of the fall 2021 semester:
As of Aug. 2, all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask in classrooms, as well as meeting spaces where social distancing is not possible.
For the remaining indoor spaces on campus, if you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask. Even if you are fully vaccinated, the university recommends wearing a mask in these other indoor spaces, which is aligned with latest CDC recommendations.
This temporary requirement will be reviewed by Sept. 15.
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 MU community members:
- 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.
- Individuals who live, work, learn or visit the university will not be asked about their vaccination status.
- 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.
- All Mizzou community members should continue to monitor symptoms daily, practice hand hygiene and stay home if ill.
University officials will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary changes to health and safety policies. Our campus community may need to continue to adjust social distancing and face covering requirements in the future as the public health situation dictates.