Coronavirus Information Employee Resources

If you are feeling ill or have a fever, stay home and contact your health care provider and then your supervisor to report your absence from work. See below for the latest information or visit our FAQ page.


Missouri S&T is committed to helping employees stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. One important tool for suppressing the spread of the coronavirus is the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please view the vaccinations tab in order to find the latest new on where you can receive a vaccine locally.

COVID-19 testing

Missouri S&T Student Health Services (SHS) can help employees who would like COVID-19 testing due to illness or other reasons.  Please email or call 573-341-4902 for more information.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, please email or call 573-341-4902 for more information. SHS will work with you to ensure you have all the resources you need. SHS is partnering with the Phelps County Health Department on contact tracing and reporting, and this effort includes university employees. Student Health’s goal is to help keep you and those around you safe and make sure you can safely return to work.

Close contact with a person who tests positive

A close contact is a person who has had contact of 15 minutes or more within six feet of a person who tested positive for the virus.

If you believe you are a close contact, please call SHS for advice. If you are identified as a close contact, student health will work with you to keep you and the people around you safe.

Visitors to Campus

Missouri S&T is committed to suppressing the spread of COVID-19 and providing a safe campus for employees, students and visitors. Visitors should follow these steps when coming to campus. A visitor is defined as any person who is not a current employee or a current student. Sponsors or their staff should maintain a log of visitors. Individuals providing routine services to areas or contracted to provide a service to an area will not need to follow the visitor process below. They will follow their company policies for infection control and social distancing. If departments are welcoming visitors as part of a group or tour group, they do not need to log them as they will be under the groups of 25 or under guidelines on the Events and Gatherings page.

Variant map

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services updates its Variant Dashboard weekly. This map of Missouri shows locations of reported mutations associated with COVID-19, such as the Delta variant. View the map.

Employee checklist

Before coming to campus

  • DO NOT come to campus if any of the following are true:
    • If you have any of the following symptoms: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
    • If you are isolating or quarantining because you tested positive for COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19.
    • If you have been in close physical contact in the last 14 days with anyone who has any of the symptoms listed above or tested positive.
      • If you have been fully vaccinated this does not apply to you. Being fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after your one dose vaccine. 
    • You are currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • You can also use the Campus Screen app before going into work to check symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • If experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT come to work. Notify your supervisor of the needed absence and contact your health care provider.
  • If you are being tested for COVID-19 or presumed positive but not tested, or come in close contact with a person who tests positive, a person who is being tested, or a person who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, please report to or call the COVID-19 hotline at 573-341-4902.
Supervising employees

Employee health

  • If an employee is sick or has fever, they should not come to work. Follow your sick leave policies and direct the employee to contact their health care provider. Please see COVID-19 Associated Leave Policies, Protocols and Resources.
  • Any employee who is tested for COVID-19 or presumed positive but not tested, or comes in contact with a person who tests positive, is being tested, or a person who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 should call the COVID help line at 573-341-4902 or email
  • As of May 17, 2021, face coverings are no longer required on campus. S&T strongly recommends that individuals who are not fully vaccinated wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose. This is a recommendation but not a requirement.

Visiting scholars

Visiting scholars and their sponsors should follow these steps when coming to campus. Visiting scholars are defined as any short- or long-term research scholar such as post-doc research fellows, research associates and student interns. Each visiting scholar will have a faculty or department sponsor who is responsible for ensuring the steps in this visiting scholar process are followed.

Visiting Scholar Process

  1. This process only applies to visiting scholars from outside the United States.
  2. If the scholar is from outside the United States the following information needs to be send to
    1. Scholar’s name
    1. Scholar’s email and phone number
    1. Date scholar is expected to arrive in Rolla
  3. Visiting scholars must be prepared to self- quarantine for up to 14 days before beginning work on campus.
  4. If a visiting scholar or anyone residing with them becomes ill, email or call 573-341-4902.

Sponsor Responsibilities

  • As a visiting scholar sponsor, you need to know from where your scholar is traveling and assist them in travel arrangements and accommodations for up to a 14-day self-quarantine with guidance from Student Health Services if needed.
  • If you have additional COVID-19-related questions, please direct them to

Find additional information on university and personal travel in the Travel Guidance section.

Additional resources