Coronavirus Information Student Resources

If you are feeling ill or have a fever, do not come to campus. Call Student Health Services at 573-341-4284. Health officers will work with you on how to get tested for COVID-19, if indicated, and give isolation and quarantine guidance.

Return to campus 2022

To continue to protect the S&T campus and local community, please consider the following before returning to campus for the spring 2022 semester:

Get vaccinated

If you have not already done so, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged.  Locate a COVID-19 vaccination site

Get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

If it has been 5 months since you received your second dose of an mRNA (Pfizer, Moderna) vaccine or 2 months since you received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, you are eligible to get a booster.  On December 27, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance on isolation and quarantine and you are not considered up-to-date unless you have received a booster vaccination, if eligible, or have had COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days and would be required to quarantine if considered a close contact to a positive case.

Get tested

Regardless of vaccination status, if testing is available to you, get tested, especially if you have had travel by mass transit or attended any large gatherings in the preceding 7 days prior to returning to campus.  Locate a COVID-19 testing site.  Student Health also offers COVID-19 testing by appointment.

Masks

We also ask you to wear a quality, well-fitting mask regardless of vaccination status while indoors or in crowded outdoor settings. Best masking practices from the CDC can be found here.

When not to return to campus

Reach out to covid@mst.edu if any of the below apply to you:

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been released from isolation

If you have symptoms of or are worried you might have Covid-19 (these are typically mild common cold-like symptoms, especially if vaccinated)

If you have been exposed to someone who tests positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 or exposed to someone who is awaiting a test result.

Get a flu shot

Influenza cases are on the rise and can cause prolonged fever and missed academics.  Pharmacies and clinics offer influenza vaccines.  Student Health Services also offers the influenza vaccine to students by appointment.

Questions

Email covid@mst.edu or call Student Health Services 573-341-4284.

COVID-19 testing

Student Health Services offers several types of COVID-19 testing including rapid testing for students. Please call 573-341-4284 to make an appointment if you are feeling ill or would like testing.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, please call Student Health Services (SHS) at 573-341-4284 and let them know. 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. Their goal is to keep you and those around you safe and to help prevent disruption in your education.

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 Student Health Services (SHS) at 573-341-4902 for advice. If you are identified as a close contact, SHS will work with you to keep you and the people around you safe and to help prevent disruption to your education.

Accountability and reporting

We believe all members of the Miner community will come together to protect the health and safety of our campus and community. However, if someone has concerns about how a fellow student is following the COVID-19 policies and protocols, please refer concerns to the dean of students’ office or submit a report.

S&T policies and standards are based on university expectations as informed by federal, state and local public health guidelines. Compliance for students falls under the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations Section 200.010 Standard of Conduct.

Quarantine and isolation

Quarantine vs isolation

  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
  • Isolation is for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are contagious.

If you are identified as a close contact

If you are identified as a close contact, you should self-quarantine for 14 days from your date of last contact if you are not fully vaccinated. If you need additional information on how to do this, please email COVID@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902.

If you are placed in isolation

If you are placed in isolation, you must stay in your assigned isolation space and should not invite others to enter this space. You are expected to submit daily symptom monitoring. This will be completed through our online secure health record system, Sara Alert. You will receive a daily text with a link to the system. The completion of this monitoring is a crucial piece of your health management and the isolation process.

Support and details for quarantine and isolation

Get more details, including quarantine and isolation spaces, meals, academics, health care and rules and expectations while in quarantine or isolation.  

Support for students

International students

If you are coming to Missouri S&T from outside of the United States or if you are a U.S. student who has traveled internationally, please follow the guidelines at coronavirus.mst.edu/travel-guidance.

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.