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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: 9/18/2020

(Known Active Cases)
(Known Active Cases)
Total Number of Cases No Longer Active *Year-to Date Cases
 73 3 331 407

"Known Active Cases" reflects the report as of 9/18/2020 at 2 PM 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*"Year To Date" numbers reflect all active and no longer active cases reported to the university since March 16, 2020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.

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. 

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

(9/11/20) Update on Facial Coverings/Masks at UCM

The Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Directors has announced its plan to not extend the mandatory countywide requirement for facial coverings after the order to wear them expires on Sept. 13, but has issued a public health advisory highly recommending face 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]


(7/30/20) COVID-19 Update: Preparations for the Fall Semester

In our efforts to continue to keep you informed about the impact of COVID-19 on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg and in Lee’s Summit, we are updating information that was previously shared on July 15 about preparations for the fall 2020 semester. As we get ready for the first day of classes on Aug. 17, we are taking steps to promote a safe campus while remaining steadfast in our commitment to provide an educational environment where students can experience learning to a greater degree. [more]


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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 fall 2020 semester, 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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