Coronavirus Information Student Resources

Feeling sick? Do not come to campus.

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. See below for the latest information or visit our FAQ page.

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. Close contacts of positive individuals must quarantine for 14 days.

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 placed in quarantine

If you are placed in quarantine, you must remain in your assigned quarantine space without allowing others to enter this space. You are expected to submit daily symptom monitoring 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 quarantine process.

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

Events and gatherings

Missouri S&T’s COVID-19 safety guidelines allow for small events and gatherings on campus. Meetings and gatherings must be limited to no more than 10 individuals, and all participants maintain a physical distance of six feet or more and wear appropriate facial coverings as much as possible during the event. In keeping with best practices during the pandemic, you should plan to hold virtual events for groups larger than 10.

Exceptions

Students, faculty and staff may host events for larger groups but only if approved in advance. To request an exemption from the current COVID-19 guidelines for your event, please complete this form at least two weeks before the date of your event with a description of the event; the time, date and location of the event; and the estimated number of people in attendance. Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, forms will not be reviewed until 30 days prior to the event.

While completing the form, please also provide information about the following safety precautions:

  • Hand sanitizer and additional facial coverings are available
  • Individuals are wearing appropriate facial coverings
  • Proper social distancing is practiced (minimum of six feet between individuals)
  • Campus Screen App is used for entry
  • Temperature screening is performed on entry
  • There is an accurate roster of attendees for potential contact tracing

The university anticipates that the majority of events for the semester will be limited in scope and number of attendees, so please plan events accordingly.

Stop the spread


The university community must adopt these behaviors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Daily symptom monitoring

  • Students must take their temperature daily before coming to campus.
  • If you have a temperature of 100 F or greater, do not come to campus. Call Student Health at 573-341-4284.
  • Use the Campus Screen app before coming to campus.

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 face coverings

  • Students are required to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas on campus and when contact with others within six feet cannot be avoided.
  • Students are expected to bring three to five face coverings with them to campus and maintain their own face coverings

Practice good hand hygiene

  • Frequently wash hands (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) throughout the day
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol

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