We continue to encourage practices that help keep the campus community healthy and safe. Because COVID-19 continues to infect Missourians, the CDC recommends that people remain up to date with their vaccines. Self-monitoring for symptoms and staying home while sick are extremely effective strategies for reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Information on vaccination and testing is below.
The CDC recommends all people get all recommended vaccine doses and boosters as soon as possible, which includes additional doses for individuals who are immunocompromised or booster doses at the appropriate times.
How to get vaccinated
Faculty and staff
There are many COVID-19 vaccinators in our community, and the easiest way to find one near you is by visiting vaccines.gov.
All university community members should be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and self-monitor their health for signs of illness. For more information on COVID isolation guidelines, visit the CDC website.
The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.
- MU students should contact the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481 for testing.
- Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri. 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
- Wed. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Please note: The Student Health Center is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Employees and other community members
MU Health Care offers several testing options. Costs vary depending on testing location. Options include:
At-home COVID-19 tests through university medical insurance
Faculty and staff and their dependents enrolled in a university medical insurance plan can obtain up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests every 30 days for each person on the plan for a $0 copay. Visit the Express Scripts COVID-19 Resource Center for information on picking up tests from a participating pharmacy or requesting reimbursement if paying out of pocket.
People may choose to mask at any time. People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. If you have symptoms, you should stay home.
If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your health care provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
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.
Mental health and wellness
Mizzou is here to help with a variety of wellness and mental health resources.
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.
University facilities and operations in other parts of the state will follow local public health guidance.