Coronavirus Information Stop the Spread

Missouri S&T is committed to suppressing the spread of COVID-19. Follow these recommended best-health practices to suppress the spread of COVID-19. See our FAQs page for more info.

Perform a health check before coming to campus
  • If you have a temperature greater than 100˚ F, do not come to campus.
  • If you feel sick with any of the following symptoms but do not have a fever, do not come to campus. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Unexplained muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
If you feel sick do not come to campus
  • Employees who feel sick must contact their supervisor to report their absence from work and contact their health care provider for guidance.
  • Students who feel sick or have a fever, call Student Health Services at 573-341-4284.
  • Any student or employee who is tested for COVID-19 or presumed positive, contact COVID@mst.edu or call the COVID-19 hotline at 573-341-4902. Any student or employee who is a close contact with a person who tests positive, is being tested, or a person who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, please report to COVID@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902.
Maintain physical distancing
  • Maintain physical distancing of six feet between individuals on and off campus.
  • Keeping space between people is the best tool available to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus
Use a face covering
  • Bring a cloth face covering with you to campus.
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose, if you are unable to maintain six-foot social distancing.
  • Cloth face coverings are required in public spaces on campus. (View policy)
Practice good hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough into your elbow or tissue. Dispose of tissue and wash your hands.


Download a printable Stop the Spread document.

Additional guidance

Supervising employees

Missouri S&T is committed to suppressing the spread of COVID-19 and providing a safe workplace for employees. Supervisors should follow these steps as employees return to campus.

Employee health

  • Everyone should take their temperature before coming to work.
  • One touchless thermometer is available in each building for employees to check their temperature at work. A list of building thermometer locations is here.
  • 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.
  • 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 covid@mst.edu.
  • Know your plan to cover employee duties if an employee is sick or needs to work from home temporarily. For example, develop a plan to cover classes for a teaching assistant asked to stay home for several days after exposure to a coronavirus case.
  • Be prepared to be flexible with sick time, and consider how you might shift duties if various employees were absent.
  • As employees self-identify as high risk for complications related to COVID-19, be sensitive to their needs, arrange work duties appropriately, and refer to human resources if additional accommodations are needed.
  • Employees traveling together for work should use separate vehicles to maintain social distancing. If that is not possible, all people in the vehicle should wear a cloth face covering. No one with symptoms of illness should share the vehicle.

Workplace social distancing

  • Assess your work location. Consider possible adjustments or reconfigurations needed to comply with social distancing. Arrange work areas and common areas to comply with the current physical distancing recommendation of six feet.
  • Develop a system to track everyone who comes into the workspace for contact tracing. The information collected should include date and time, name, phone number, and address or department.
  • In-person meetings are discouraged. If an in-person meeting is necessary, maintain a six-foot separation, and advise attendees to wear cloth face coverings.
  • For spaces where it will not be possible to socially distance, such as small offices, come up with a plan.
    • Consider if interactions can take place on the phone or a virtual platform.
    • Consider asking people to wear a cloth face covering, if they enter a small office. The person in the office should wear a cloth face covering as well.
    • If you would like someone to review your plan or your space, please fill out the S&T COVID-19 Request Form.
    • If you are concerned about an infection control issue, please email covid@mst.edu.
  • As you determine your needs for your workspace, keep the following information in mind:
    • The university will provide hand sanitizer stations in general areas, some building signage, one touchless thermometer per building and some workstation cleaning supplies. Supervisors may request these items through the S&T COVID-19 Request Form.
    • Employees are asked to bring their own cloth face coverings to campus and single-unit hand sanitizers for their personal use. Employees are welcome to bring a thermometer for personal use and wipes to clean their workstations.
    • Break rooms, lunchrooms and gathering areas are closed for social gathering. These areas may be used for food and drink preparation and consumption one person at a time or with six-foot distancing. These areas should be cleaned after each use.

Download the Supervising Employees document.

Download COVID-19 Associated Leave Policies, Protocols and Resources.

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 as directed by the guidance for supervising employees on coronavirus.mst.edu.

Individuals providing routine services to areas or contracted to provide a service to an area will not need to follow the visitor process. They will follow their company policies for infection control and social distancing.

Visitor process

  1. All campus visitors, which includes anyone who is not a current employee or student, will have a sponsor who is responsible for them. This sponsor must be a current employee who will track and monitor their visitor on campus. 
  2. All visitors will provide their name, phone number, address, email address, and the date and time of their arrival and departure on campus. 
  3. All visitors will fill out the Campus Visitor Request Form.
  4. While on campus, all visitors will wear face coverings. Please see the CDC guidelines for more information.
  5. If a visitor becomes ill within two days of coming to campus, please email covid@mst.edu

Sponsor responsibilities

  1. As a visitor sponsor, you need to know where your visitor has been in the 14 days before their visit.
  2. If your visitor is traveling to campus from outside the U.S. or from an area in the U.S. with a high incidence of COVID-19, please email covid@mst.edu for guidance. If you are not sure, please email for guidance. If your visitor is coming from an area where stay-at-home orders are in place, you must email covid@mst.edu before you decide to bring them to campus.
  3. As a sponsor, you are asked to track the following information: the visitor’s name, phone number, address, and the date, time, and locations the person visited on campus. If there is a need for contact tracing, you will be asked to provide this information.
  4. You will be asked to provide your visitor with the information in the Stop the Spread section of this website.
  5. Sponsors should not host more than 10 visitors at a time. All visitors will be expected to honor six-foot social distancing and wear a face covering. If that is not possible, please ask the visitors not to come to campus at this time.
  6. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure visitors are not using the same space as other visitors.
  7. Once you have completed the visitor form, keep it for 30 days in an easily accessible location in case you are asked to provide it for tracking purposes. 
  8. If you have additional questions, please direct them to covid@mst.edu.

Download the Visitors to Campus document

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. All visiting scholars must complete the first page of the Visiting Scholar Request Form and provide contact information for themselves and anyone else who may be traveling with them.
  2. This form must be sent to the sponsoring department for review and approval. If approved, Student Health Services will give specific guidance to the scholar and anyone traveling with them.
  3. Visiting scholars must be prepared to self- quarantine for up to 14 days before beginning work on campus. This form must be sent to the sponsoring department for review and approval. If approved, Student Health Services will give specific guidance to the scholar and anyone traveling with them.
  4. At this time, visitors to campus are discouraged. Anyone traveling with the scholar who wishes to visit campus MUST be pre-approved under the campus Visitor Process.
  5. If a visiting scholar or anyone residing with them becomes ill, please email covid@mst.edu 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 per CDC recommendations.
  • Visiting scholars must complete the Visiting Scholar Request Form, return it to the faculty sponsor for completion of page 2, which then must be submitted to the department chair or director for approval.
  • Once approved, the sponsoring department must email the form to covid@mst.edu at anytime, but no later than 30 days prior to the scholar’s planned arrival to Rolla. The scholar will be given more detailed guidance from Student Health Services, per CDC recommendations.
  • You will be asked to provide your visiting scholar with the information in the Stop the Spread document.
  • If a visiting scholar or anyone residing with them becomes ill, please email covid@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902.
  • If you have additional COVID-19-related questions, please direct them to covid@mst.edu.

Download the Visiting Scholars Guidelines and the Visiting Scholar Request Form. Find additional information on university and personal travel in the Travel Guidance section.

Building and office signage

The university will assist with signage related to COVID-19. There are several premade signs available for departments to download and print. Please submit your signage needs to covid@mst.edu.

Office signage

Download the office signage package or click on each image to view and download individually.

Building signage

Download the building signage package or click on each image to view and download individually.

face coverings are required

face covering required

Employee checklist

Before coming to campus

  • Everyone should take their temperature daily before coming to work.
  • Self-screen daily using the Campus Screen app before going into work for any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19. Check the CDC website or contact your health care provider for the most current information.
    • Most common symptoms:
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
    • Less common symptoms:
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion
      • Headache
      • Chills
      • Muscle and joint pain
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Loss of sense of smell or taste
      • Diarrhea
  • Use the Campus Screen app before coming to campus. If you fail your screening, do not come to campus. Notify your supervisor regarding your absence from work and contact your health care provider for guidance.
  • If experiencing any symptoms listed above, 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 COVID@mst.edu or call the COVID-19 hotline at 573-341-4902.

While at work

  • Rigorously practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • Maintain at least six feet of separation from other individuals.
  • Wear a cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth) to protect yourself and others.
  • Continuously self-screen for the symptoms listed above. Each building is equipped with a touchless thermometer to check your temperature. If you begin to show symptoms, notify your supervisor and leave work immediately. Limit contact with other individuals. Contact your health care provider for further guidance.
  • Keep meetings to 10 people or fewer and maintain six-foot social distancing. As much as possible, use Zoom or teleconferences for meetings to maintain social distancing.
  • Regularly wash or disinfect hands while at work and after any interaction with other employees, other constituents, or items in the workplace.
  • Maintain office cleanliness through removal of unnecessary personal items and debris to create clean counter spaces and support of cleaning efforts on common surfaces. If additional cleaning is needed, please contact custodial services.

Download a printable Checklist for Employees document.

Well-being

If you are struggling with maintaining your well-being during this crisis, we are here to help you through our health and wellness programs and support services. Visit the Health and Well-being web page to find out which services are right for you at wellbeing.mst.edu.

Repopulation plan

As Missouri S&T moves forward with its plan to hold classes on campus in the fall, many of the staff and faculty who have been working remotely will begin returning to campus in the coming weeks. This return will occur in stages based on a month-by-month plan developed by the university’s Incident Command Team (ICT). Get more details. Download repopulation plan graphic (PDF).

HR Guidance for return to campus

Updates to HR-700, the temporary UM System policies developed in response to COVID-19, provide further guidance for faculty and staff as they begin to return to on-campus work. Read a summary of the policy.