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.

Miner Roadmap for Fall 2020

Missouri S&T has issued the Miner Roadmap for Fall 2020 as a comprehensive guide for students and their families as students return to campus. Please ensure students review the guidance before they arrive on campus. Many of S&T’s operations and student requirements are changing to make campus safer for every student, faculty member, staff member and visitor. The fall 2020 semester changes include:

  • Screening students as they arrive on campus and immediately isolating any student with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Requiring students to check their temperature daily, to self-monitor for symptoms, and to report symptoms to Student Health Services at 573-341-4284.
  • Limiting the number of helpers for students as they move in to their residence halls or other university-approved housing (two helpers per student)
  • Requiring face coverings in classrooms, labs, offices and common areas where social distancing cannot be observed
  • Maintaining social distancing in classrooms, residence halls and buildings across campus
  • Deep cleaning residence halls, classrooms, labs, dining areas and common areas across campus
  • Multimodal and adaptable instruction with in-person, remote and blended/hybrid delivery formats
  • Encouraging the Miner Pledge shared commitment “to protect myself, my campus and my community.”
COVID-19 testing

Missouri S&T Student Health Services will order testing for any student that providers feel need to be tested. If a test is ordered through Student Health Services, the staff will notify the patient of their results and provide guidance on what to do next. The staff will provide results in coordination with the local health department.

While waiting for COVID-19 results, the patient will need to quarantine. Student Health Services can help students with this process. If a student is living in campus housing, staff would prefer that they return home to quarantine but can offer some options if the student needs to remain on campus.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

Students with COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and be symptom free for at least three days without medication before returning to campus activities. If the student is not experiencing symptoms (or is asymptomatic), they need to isolate for 10 days after the day of testing.

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 someone is a close contact living in campus housing, Student Health Services prefers that they return home to quarantine, but health officials can offer some options if they need to remain on campus. Email covid@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902 for more information.

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.

Events

Missouri S&T’s COVID-19 safety guidelines allow for events on campus as long as they are 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.

However, students, faculty and staff may host events for larger groups if approved by the university’s COVID-19 Incident Command Team leaders.

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. 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 fall 2020 semester will be limited in scope and number of attendees, so please plan your 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.
Miner Pledge with Hand
Take the Miner Pledge to protect yourself, the Missouri S&T campus and the community.

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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