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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.

While masks are no longer required, we 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.

See our face covering guidance for more information.


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:

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


Vaccine information

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Log your vaccine

Students, faculty and staff are strongly urged to get vaccinated and upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination records or cards. Providing your vaccine information will help guide our policies to promote a safe working and learning environment. Vaccine information will be kept confidential. 


Learn more about logging your vaccine

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The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
    • People who are fully vaccinated should get tested 3-5 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
    • People who are not fully vaccinated should quarantine and be tested immediately after being identified, and, if negative, tested again in 5–7 days after last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop during quarantine.
  • People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who are prioritized for expanded community screening for COVID-19.
  • People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have been asked or referred to get testing by their school, workplace, healthcare provider, statetriballocal or territorial health department.



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 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


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


Guidance for employees dealing with COVID-19

Use cloth face coverings

Face coverings

While masks are no longer required, we ask that everyone — regardless of their vaccination status — wear masks indoors, especially when social distancing is not possible.

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 or have tested positive.


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