Missouri S&T has updated its COVID-19 guidance for non-academic indoor gatherings and activities to allow for up to 50% room capacity. All participants are encouraged to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, and social distancing should be maintained as much as possible. This guidance change does not affect current requirements for classrooms, labs, or other indoor teaching and learning spaces.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted on Sept. 13 to extend the current indoor face covering policy for S&T and all other UM System universities through Friday, Oct. 15. The board’s action means we will continue to require face coverings in our classrooms, labs and other learning spaces, as well as in other indoor spaces when social distancing is not possible. These requirements will continue to apply to all, whether vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.
In addition to the face covering extension, the board resolution includes an adjustment to guidelines related to athletic and social events. Masks are not required in outdoor settings. For indoor athletic and social events, face coverings are not required for vaccinated individuals, but they are recommended when social distancing is not possible. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear face coverings indoors or when in areas where social distancing is not possible.
Students, faculty and staff who provide a record of their COVID-19 vaccination information can enter to win prizes with a series of drawings starting the third week of classes on Friday, Sept. 10. Get details at coronavirus.mst.edu/win.