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Stay 6 feet apart

Wear your face covering

Wash your hands

Monitor symptoms

Safety and expectations

Our commitment to each other

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

Beginning October 19, the university will begin checking #CampusClear apps with health monitoring stations at Ellis Library and MizzouRec. For more information on the app and screening locations visit the #CampusClear information page.

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Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between individuals on and off campus


Keeping space between you and others is the best tool we have to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Each person must remain at least 6 feet (about two arm lengths) from others.
  • We need to maintain that distance in classrooms, corridors, laboratories, studios, recreation areas, common spaces, elevators, stairwells and social settings.
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Use face coverings

Face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

  • Wear face coverings whenever you are on campus even when you are outside, unless you are alone. This policy means those who share a household (roommates, family members, etc. ) will also wear face coverings when outdoors together on campus. This outdoor requirement will apply to the entire campus, including the MU Health Care areas.
  • Whenever a face covering is required, indoors and outdoors, it must always be kept over your mouth and nose.
  • When individuals eat or drink together outdoors, they must remain at least six feet apart from others and return face coverings immediately after consumption is complete.
  • Exceptions include:
    • When you are alone in a private work space or single-occupancy study rooms where you can close the door.
    • While exercising alone where social distancing is achievable.
    • When you are in your residence hall room with your roommate. Face coverings should be worn if someone from your residence hall is visiting.
  • Departments will have extra face coverings for students who arrive for class without one, but students are expected to supply and maintain their own face coverings.


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Face covering requirements

  • Face coverings must cover your mouth and nose.
  • A face covering can be made of cloth or other soft or permeable material, without holes.
  • If choosing to wear a cloth face covering, it is recommended that they be made with at least 2 layers of fabric.
  • Neither a clear face shield nor a face covering with exhalation valves or vents meet the face covering requirements.
  • Instructors, while in class, are allowed to wear a clear face covering and/or just a clear face shield.  If they wear just a clear face shield, they must remain 10 feet from others.
  • If you are unable to wear a face covering because of a physical or mental health condition, please reach out to the Disability Center for accommodations. If you are unable to wear coverings because of religious beliefs or practice, contact the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX.
  • If you do not wear a face covering and do not have approved accommodations not to wear one, you may be excluded from university programs and activities.
Practice good health hygiene

Hand hygiene


  • Frequent hand washing (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) should be practiced 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 or blowing your nose.
Take you temperature daily

Daily temperature log and symptom monitoring


Staff and faculty are required to log their temperature daily before leaving for work or as they arrive. If your temperature is 100.4 F (38.0 C) or higher 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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Daily symptom checklist and the #CampusClear app

Every day, you will need to run through the symptom checklist using the #CampusClear app.

The university requires you to complete a daily symptom and temperature checklist, but self-monitoring is easy and fast with the #CampusClear app. #CampusClear provides a daily push notification that will act as a regular reminder to check your symptoms and temperature:

  • Do you have a fever (temperature 100.4 F or higher) 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 new loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have an unusual or unexplained cough?
  • Do you have unusual or unexplained muscle aches?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Do you have chills?
  • Do you have an unusual or unexplained headache (different from typical headaches)?
  • 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? Close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more.
  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you select one or more symptoms, you will not be “cleared for campus” access, so you should be sure to select only symptoms that are new, unusual or unexplained rather than those associated with health conditions you regularly experience.

If you are not cleared for campus access, the app also directs you to available support resources. If you are directed to stay home, call your health care provider (MU Student Health Center, if student) for guidance regarding testing.

  • If you are unable to run the app due to technological restraints or other reasons, you are still required to monitor your temperature and symptoms daily and could be asked to verbally verify that you have checked your symptoms that day.
  • If you have problems with the #CampusClear app or have questions regarding use, please reach out to us at campusclear@missouri.edu. Your feedback will be used to help us improve the #CampusClear experience for our university community. (Note: You will not receive a reply from this email address.)

Self-report requirement

All students, faculty and staff are required to notify the university if they receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Faculty, staff and student employees who test positive are expected to notify their supervisor along with their dean or division leader.


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

Symptoms and Testing

If advised to be tested for the coronavirus, stay home until results are known.

How to get tested

If your test is negative, follow health care provider advice regarding return to campus activities.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or greater or chills
  • Unusual or unexplained cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unusual or unexplained fatigue
  • Unusual or unexplained muscle or body ache
  • Unusual or unexplained headache (different from typical headaches)
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose (excludes seasonal allergies)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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In the event of a positive test

Do not visit campus or any public areas. Cooperate with contact tracing by public health officials and continue to practice good hygiene while following the advice of your health care provider. You can also return home to spend your isolation.

For more information and guidance visit:

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All university-sponsored on-campus events to be restricted to 20 people or fewer

  • An event is any communal gathering on or off campus, outside of a classroom setting, lasting longer than 15 minutes.
  • Events held by outside groups will largely be prohibited.

Event organizers from campus organizations can request special approval for an event with more than 20 attendees by completing the COVID-19 Event Request form. However, an exception will only be granted for events that support MU’s academic mission in which participants are required to adhere to strict social distancing, face covering requirements and specific protocols related to serving food and beverages.

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All policies/standards are based on university expectations as informed by city, county and state guidelines.

Compliance with these policies fall under the Collected Rules and Regulations (CRR).

Off-campus conduct policy

You must follow federal, state, and local public health orders while you are off campus, too. This policy (CRR 200.010.C.11 and .14) means that if you are at or host a party of more than 20 attendees, you could be sanctioned as a violation of the Standard of Conduct.

For concerns about fellow student behavior, how to intervene if you observe unsafe behavior or how to report an unsafe incident, click here.