Rolla’s COVID-19 ordinance expired on Feb. 2. The ordinance went into effect Nov. 27 and required the public to wear face coverings in businesses and public places.
Missouri S&T is not affected by this change. S&T will continue to require face coverings in classrooms, labs and public spaces, limit the size of gatherings, and continue to practice the safety protocols outlined here. In addition, the university’s COVID-19 Incident Command Team urges all students, faculty and staff to continue to follow S&T’s safety protocols when off campus.
Last semester, over 2,000 members of the campus community were required to quarantine or isolate due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being in close contact with someone who tested positive. Dr. Dennis Goodman, chief medical officer of S&T, and Ashley Wann, director of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department, remind all students and employees to notify the S&T COVID contact tracing team if they test positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the test occurred, by emailing COVID@mst.edu.