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Safety recommendations

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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.

Beginning June 1, the university has updated its policy on social distancing and the wearing of face coverings indoors from required for all to recommended based on vaccination status and situation:

Fully vaccinated individuals:

Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated university community members and campus visitors no longer need to wear a face covering or socially distance unless they have a weakened immune system.

Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals:

For partially vaccinated and unvaccinated community members and visitors, it is recommended that you continue to socially distance and wear a face covering when in close contact with others you do not live with or interact with on a regular basis.

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 MU community members:

  • 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. 
  • Each individual university community member should continue to follow the best safe practices based on their own COVID-19 risk factors.

University officials will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary changes to health and safety policies. Our campus community may need to shift back to social distancing and face covering requirements in the future if the public health situation dictates.

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Vaccines

Vaccination is strongly encouraged and is the most important tool in preventing COVID-19 and its spread.

 

Vaccine information

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Report a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

All students, faculty and staff are required to notify the university if they receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Students:

Students must notify the MU Student Health Center within four hours of receiving their positive test result by submitting a secure online form. They must also notify their instructors they will not be attending class to make arrangements to continue their studies remotely, if they are able.

Guidance for students dealing with COVID-19

Employees:

Faculty and staff should notify their supervisor within four hours of receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

 

Guidance for employees dealing with COVID-19

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Social distancing

For scheduled classes during summer session, classroom capacity and seating arrangements are already set to accomplish 6-foot distancing and will remain in that configuration. If you are not fully vaccinated or have a weakened immune system, it is recommended that you continue to socially distance and wear a face covering while in class.

Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a face covering or socially distance while on campus.

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Face coverings

Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a face covering while on campus, although it is still recommended that you use a face covering if you are immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system.  Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are encouraged to continue to socially distance and wear a face covering when in close contact with others they do not live with or interact with on a regular basis. Free face coverings are available at the bookstore.

 

Face covering guidance

Practice good health hygiene

Hand hygiene

Proper hand washing remains one of our best defenses against the spread of clinical disease:

  • Wash hands (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) frequently throughout the day.
  • 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, blowing your nose or using the restroom.
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Symptom self-monitoring

All university community members should be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and self-monitor their health for signs of illness. Stay home if you feel unwell, are waiting for test results, have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 if you are unvaccinated or have tested positive.

 

COVID-19 symptoms

Events

The university will now allow external groups to reserve space and hold events on campus, per pre-pandemic processes.

  • The university will no longer require approval from Incident Command for events after June 1, 2021.
  • Events that have already been approved can be adjusted according to current guidelines. Incident Command also can be contacted with safety questions.
  • Events should be reviewed by unit leaders and venue space managers should be consulted if changes are desired for already scheduled events.
  • Event organizers may employ different safety precautions depending on venue-specific circumstances.

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