College life and studies will largely be back to normal for MU students this fall. All classes will be held in person and at full capacity.

The university did announce July 29 that a mask mandate would be temporarily reinstated for indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks in classrooms and meeting spaces where social distancing is not possible, according to the announcement. The temporary requirement will be in place until Sept. 15.

Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a mask indoors on campus. Those who are fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask inside campus buildings, which aligns with latest CDC recommendations.

The university also recommends immunocompromised people, even those who are fully vaccinated, practice social distancing and wear face masks.

Vaccine information 

MU Health Care has at least four locations in the city and in Fulton that offer free COVID-19 vaccinations. Students can schedule an appointment by phone, according to the MU Health Care website.

The website has information on the Mid-Mo Region of OATS Transit providing free rides to vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Although the cost of vaccinations is free for anyone, there may be additional administration charges that will be billed to insurance companies. 

COVID-19 testing and positive cases 

MU requires that students have referrals before getting tested. This means calling the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481 or doing a video visit at Mizzou Quick Care.

Test results are found through the HEALTHConnect portal. 

In a situation where students test positive for COVID-19, they should immediately isolate, according to a university website. The university recommends these students then use the self-report linkand notify any roommates or any others who potentially have been exposed.

Students who have tested positive can expect to hear from a case investigator by phone within 24 hours.

  • (She/her) Anna is covering the 13th Circuit Court. She can be reached by aewytn@umsystem.edu, or in the newsroom 573.882.5720.

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