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.
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.
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.
Effective Wednesday, March 16, face coverings are optional on University of Central Missouri campuses in Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit with limited exceptions. Exceptions include the University Health Center (UHC), where masks remain universally required, select class/lab settings in areas such as health and science where masks were required pre-pandemic, and any other areas designated as needing to comply with federal or state regulations. UCM classes and activities not on campus will comply with local guidelines. Read More ->
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, which includes the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), last night announced that its indoor mask requirement expired, effective Feb. 24, although it continues to recommend masks/face coverings be worn in district facilities. Remaining consistent with the COVID-19 protocol on the Warrensburg campus, UCM is requiring that face coverings continue to be worn in UCM classes at the MIC. Masks are also required in UCM healthcare facilities.
Although not required, face coverings are still encouraged in other indoor environments at UCM-Lee’s Summit and on the main campus in Warrensburg particularly when physical distancing is not possible. Faculty, staff and students may elect to wear face coverings in areas where they are not required and should not be discouraged from doing so. Read More ->
The University of Central Missouri is modifying its mask/face coverings requirements on the Warrensburg campus. Beginning today (Friday, Feb.11) at 5:00 p.m., face coverings will be required to be worn only in classrooms on the main campus. Although not required, face coverings are encouraged in other indoor environments, particularly when physical distancing is not possible. Faculty, staff and students may elect to wear face coverings in areas where they are not required and should not be discouraged from doing so.
This change does not apply to UCM-Lee’s Summit. Masks/face coverings must still be worn inside the Missouri Innovation Campus to maintain consistency with requirements established by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Read More ->
To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we are extending the indoor mask/face coverings requirement on the University of Central Missouri campuses in Warrensburg and in Lee’s Summit. This applies to all students, employees and campus visitors with the exceptions noted below.
Everyone’s vigilance is still required in the fight against all COVID variants. We strongly encourage you to wear N95 (or equivalent) masks as recommended by health care professionals or consider multi-layered masks. Face coverings will continue to be required indoors, in all university buildings, regardless of vaccination status. This includes the UCM Childcare Center for ages 2 and up. Exceptions include events and activities at the UCM Multipurpose Building, where face coverings are still strongly recommended, as well as when individuals are actively eating and drinking, in residence hall rooms and apartments, and in private offices when no visitors are present. Read More ->
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