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Information and Resources - COVID-19

UCM continues to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation. We remain in regular contact with state and county officials and CDC communications are reviewed daily. UCM has long had policies in place to deal with emergent situations such as this. A COVID-19 planning task force consisting of staff across multiple departments has been for some time assessing the risks based on information from the CDC, the State Department and from local, state and national experts. This group will continue to monitor the situation and meet regularly to ensure campus preparedness and responsiveness.


COVID-19 Case Reporting: 4/16/2021

(Known Active Cases)
(Known Active Cases)
Total Number of Cases No Longer Active *Year-to Date Cases
1 0 953 954


"Known Active Cases" reflects the report as of 4/16/2021 at 7:15 a.m. CDT

*"Year To Date" numbers reflect all active and no longer active cases reported to the university since March 16, 2020

UCM Covid-19 statistics include self-reported cases that may have also been recorded in Johnson County, Jackson County and other locations.

Note: As of February 12, 2021, the process for calculating "Total Number of Cases No Longer Active," and "Year-to-Date Cases," has changed. A review of the faculty and staff data revealed that the total number of positive cases included those who provided medical documentation as well as those who simply self-isolated for possible Covid-19 exposure. The number has been corrected to reflect confirmed positive cases.

COVID-19 numbers related to the University of Central Missouri are coordinated by the University Student Health Center and UCM Human Resources in cooperation with Local Public Health Agencies. Many UCM students and some employees are residents of other counties, so numbers on this website could differ slightly from Johnson County (MO) data. New data will be shared every Friday by 2 p.m. and will reflect updated weekly numbers as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday.


Vaccination Opportunities

As of April 9, all Missourians are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes all UCM students, regardless of where they may live or whether or not they are taking in-person or online courses.

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What to do if you are experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19

The well-being of our UCM family is our utmost priority. Students may contact the University Health Center using the UCM Student COVID Communication Form if they believe they are symptomatic, have been notified of exposure through contact tracing, or otherwise have reason to believe they may be infected. This will help us coordinate support and communication with your faculty. If you are a faculty or staff member, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


Student COVID Communication Form


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Recent Updates

(3/26/21) UCM Continues to Employ Facial Coverings/Masks Requirement

The Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) Board of Directors has announced its plan to lift the mandatory countywide requirement for facial coverings/masks effective at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 26, while issuing a public health advisory highly recommending facial coverings/masks.

Although action was taken by the JCCHS Board, while COVID-19 remains a health concern, the University of Central Missouri will continue to require face coverings/masks on campus until announced otherwise by UCM President Roger Best. [more]


(1/27/21) Best COVID-19 Safety Practices Reminder

With the spring semester now underway, we continue to encourage everyone to follow safety protocols to help UCM promote a healthy campus environment and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Practices such as wearing masks/face coverings, washing hands regularly, social distancing by remaining at least six feet apart from other individuals, and avoiding group gatherings where individuals are not wearing masks, are still among the most effective ways to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Your cooperation in observing these practices made a positive difference in November and December. Please be vigilant in continuing to help promote a safe environment for yourself and for those with whom you care about or may come in contact with both on and off campus.



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Academic Modifications

The University of Central Missouri continues to maintain its effort to provide for a safe and healthy campus for students, employees and visitors alike. UCM is committed to providing our students with the best possible experience while also safeguarding their well-being against the backdrop of the global pandemic. Therefore, classes have been modified for the 2020-21 academic year, and details of these modifications will vary by course. Click Here to view the complete list of campus modifications.

Campus Communications

The university will communicate updates through the UCM News Bureau and UCM Daily, as well as UCM's website,, TextCaster text message service, UCM social media, your UCM email account, and traditional media. If you do not have TextCaster, we encourage you to sign up at

Updates from the CDC may be found at and the state's website at

Specific questions regarding our COVID-19 measures and procedures can be sent directly to our COVID-19 strategic team via email at or by filling out our inquiry form.


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