MU students who test positive for COVID-19 while on campus this fall are not required to report that information to the university, campus leaders said Tuesday while addressing questions on the university’s safety procedures in a virtual town hall.

Because positive test results are medically protected information, students are able to self-report, but it is “possible that a person could test positive and we would not get to know on campus,” said John Middleton, chair-elect of MU’s faculty council.

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