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.
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"Known Active Cases" reflects the report as of 11/25/2020 at 9:45 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*"Year To Date" numbers reflect all active and no longer active cases reported to the university since March 16, 2020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.
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.
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.
After experiencing an increase in confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 locally, the Johnson County Public Health Officer and the Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees has announced its plan to reissue a Face Covering Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday Oct. 12. The countywide order will stay in effect until further notice. Please click on the following link to learn more: http://johnsoncountyhealth.org/face-covering-order-reissued-for-johnson-county/.
In addition to this countywide action, 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]
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]
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.
The university will communicate updates through the UCM News Bureau and UCM Daily, as well as UCM's website, www.ucmo.edu, 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 ucmo.edu/textcaster.
Updates from the CDC may be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the state's website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.
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