UMKC leadership have been working with public health officials and medical experts to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our community. The following are resources to help our UMKC community during COVID-19.

Per CDC guidance, UMKC is requiring masks in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Based on the latest guidance from local health experts, UMKC requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks in public indoor settings.

The University of Missouri System calls for individual campuses to follow local public health requirements for masking, and continues to recommend masking in indoor settings. At UMKC, that means face coverings will continue to be required in all public indoor settings, including our classrooms, labs and other learning spaces.

For those who are unvaccinated, masks are required in both indoor and outdoor settings on campus.

Masks are still required in hospitals or other health-care settings, and public transportation settings.

Learn more about masking on campus on the Health & Safety page.

Free COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff

Testing is available on campus by appointment at

Need a vaccine?

For information regarding on-campus vaccine clinics, visit our Vaccines page. 

We continue to offer vaccinations to members of our campus community through our partners at University Health Truman Medical Center. Register online or call (816) 404-CARE (2273) and press option 1.

The CDC defines fully vaccinated as those who are 14 days or more beyond their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days beyond the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you test positive, were exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms:

UMKC has notification processes for both students and employees. Start with this step: 

  • Students: Call the Student Helpline, 816-235-2222.
  • Employees: Contact your supervisor.
  • After-hours: Call 816-235-COVI.

Do not visit campus or any public areas. Follow the advice of your health-care provider, cooperate with contact tracing with public health officials and continue to practice good health hygiene

If you test positive, stay home. Within four hours of your learning of your positive test, you need to start the process for notifying UMKC so we can notify campus of a positive case and begin necessary sanitization.

For more information, see Health and Safety

We care for all Roos during this difficult time

As this situation continues to evolve, we understand that some among us may face unique challenges related to health or caregiving. We ask that you stay in close communication with your professors and/or supervisor regarding any issues that may impact your ability to participate in class or at work.

Each of us should do our part to minimize risk while simultaneously working to promote the UMKC Culture of Care during this time. Each of us has a responsibility to ensure that discrimination, shunning and bullying that sometimes accompany an outbreak never occur at UMKC.

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UMKC to have full-capacity Fall 2021 semester

Free COVID-19 Testing For Students, Faculty and Staff

COVID tests available by appointment