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. The staff will work with you on how to get tested for COVID-19, if indicated, and give isolation and quarantine guidance.

Protect yourself and others against COVID-19

To continue to protect the S&T campus and local community, please consider the following:

Get vaccinated

To help protect against severe disease and suppress the spread of COVID-19, being up to date on COVID-19 vaccination including a booster dose is strongly encouraged.  For local area vaccination sites, click here.

Locate a COVID-19 vaccination site in the U.S. 

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

If you have common cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, sore throat, cough), fever, loss of or change in taste or smell or are worried you might have COVID-19, isolate and get tested. Student Health offers COVID-19 testing by appointment. Call 573-341-4284 to schedule an appointment.  Student Health prefers you be evaluated if you are ill as there could be other reasons for illness, but if you have a home COVID-19 test, follow the manufacturer’s directions. If you have symptoms, the recommendation is to continue to isolate and repeat a home test in 24-48 hours if the first test is negative and you still have symptoms.  If you test positive, please report to covid@mst.edu or call Student Health Services.

Locate a COVID-19 testing site here.

Masks

Masks can help protect you and others from COVID-19. You may choose to wear a mask or respirator in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, if you are at higher risk for severe illness, if community transmission is high, and of course, if you have symptoms of illness. Learn more about different types of masks and respirators here

In accordance with CDC guidance, masks are still required in health care facilities such as Student Health Services, athletic training rooms, campus vaccination clinics, first responder situations.

When not to come 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 typically occur November through March and can cause prolonged fever and missed academics.  Student Health Services offers the influenza vaccine to students by appointment and can bill insurance for this.  Pharmacies and clinics also offer influenza vaccines. 

Questions

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

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 case interviews and reporting. Their goal is to keep you and those around you safe and to help prevent disruption in your education. Visit Missouri S&T’s student health website at studenthealth.mst.edu for more information on testing positive.  Refer your close contacts here

Use this isolation and quarantine calculator to determine your isolation period and quarantine period for your close contacts.

Close contact with a person who tests positive

A close contact is a person who has been within six feet of a person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person who tested positive for the virus.

If you believe you are a close contact, please review quarantine information and the isolation and quarantine calculator.

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, please follow the information on Missouri S&T’s student health website at studenthealth.mst.edu. Please review quarantine information and the isolation and quarantine calculator.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email COVID@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902.

If you are placed in isolation

Please review the testing positive information and the isolation and quarantine calculator. 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 for students during isolation or quarantine

For students who may be experiencing illness or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, we understand how challenging this time is for you. Student Health, Care Management, and Residential Life are committed to assisting you during this difficult time. We are here for you.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Evenings and Weekends

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
  • If you are staying in university isolation or quarantine housing, please contact Thomas Jefferson Hall Front Desk at (573) 341-4895.
  • University Police will direct you to the professional staff on duty by calling (573) 341-4300 or email police@mst.edu.
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 and review the international student section in Student Health Services website.

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.