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

Move-in procedures for residence hall students

Missouri S&T encourages all students to be fully vaccinated prior to returning to campus. Vaccination against COVID-19 is the most effective way to protect yourself and others from the virus. While vaccinations are not required, every student moving into the residence halls must meet one of the four criteria below prior to being allowed to check in.

1. You are fully vaccinated at the time of check-in

Students are considered fully vaccinated if at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Students may voluntarily disclose their vaccination status prior to check-in by submitting a photo of their vaccination card to the S&T Student Health Portal by Monday, Aug. 9, or by providing printed documentation during move-in screening.

Students who provide their vaccination information will have an opportunity to register for prizes through the student vaccination incentive program.

2. You have been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of check-in

If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 within 90 days of check-in, you must present proof at check-in. The university will accept either a dated copy of the positive test result OR a dated copy of the isolation release letter from your local public health department. Documentation must include:

  • Student’s name.
  • Date the test was taken, which must not be more than 90 days prior to arrival (May 2021 or more recently), OR the date the student was released from isolation, which must not be more than 90 days prior to check-in.

3. You have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival

You are encouraged to get tested prior to your arrival. Bring documentation of your test results with you at check-in. Documentation must meet specific criteria, including:

  • A paper copy of the test result (home test kits are not accepted).
  • Student’s name.
  • Date the test was taken (NOT the date results are received).
  • Verification that the test was administered not more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

4. You will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to check-in

Anyone not meeting the criteria above will be tested by the university as part of the move-in process at no cost to the student. Upon arrival, you will be directed to an area for testing. This may delay your move-in process. Our staff will expedite the testing but please anticipate delays and expect 30-60 minutes for testing.

Additional information about the move-in process is available from the residential life department at the Miner Move-In website. Further information about Missouri S&T’s response to COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.mst.edu. Specific questions regarding the required documentation should be directed to covid@mst.edu.

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.

Additional resources