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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: 6/11/2021

(Known Active Cases)
(Known Active Cases)
Total Number of Cases No Longer Active *Year-to Date Cases
0 0 970 970


"Known Active Cases" reflects the report as of 6/11/2021 at 6:04 p.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*"Year To Date" numbers reflect all active and no longer active cases reported to the university since March 16, 2020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Note: As of February 12, 2021, the process for calculating "Total Number of Cases No Longer Active," and "Year-to-Date Cases," has changed.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

(5/19/21) Update to UCM Pandemic Protocols

On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its guidance regarding the use of face coverings for vaccinated individuals.  This updated guidance may be found in its entirety here.  As a result of the revision in CDC guidance, the following changes are being made for UCM.

  • Effective Thursday, May 20, individuals who have been fully vaccinated will no longer need to wear face coverings on the UCM campus.  This includes Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit locations.
  • Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated should continue to follow CDC guidance.
  • Individuals who desire to wear face coverings may continue wearing them and should not be discouraged from doing so.
  • No other changes are being implemented at this time.


(5/3/21) End of Spring Semester Update

With the end of the spring 2021 semester a few days away,  planning for the 2021-2022 academic year is underway. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to campus this fall, but also remain vigilant about taking necessary steps to help us provide the safest living, learning and work environment possible while the pandemic continues.

We deeply appreciate your efforts over the past academic year to help us achieve our safety goals by following campus guidelines including wearing face coverings/masks. At this time, there are no plans to change this requirement this fall. It will remain in effect until further notice. This is in addition to encouraging everyone to follow best practices such as social distancing, frequent hand washing and other measures that are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you protect yourself and particularly your close friends and family members. We will share any updates with you through UCM email, in addition to updating our comprehensive COVID-19 website, coronavirus/. [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 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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