UMKC leadership have been working with public health officials and medical experts to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our community. The following are resources to help our UMKC community during COVID-19.

Masks are no longer required on campus for those who are fully vaccinated.

This follows CDC guidance, and defines fully vaccinated as those who are 14 days or more beyond their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days beyond the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

  • Masks are still required in hositals or other healthcare settings, and public transportation settings.
  • There may be some campus spaces and situations that will still need to maintain masking and distancing rules, such as clinical settings. These are under review and further information will be available soon.

Free COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff

Driveup, rapid testing available on campus by appointment at

Need a vaccine?

We continue to offer vaccinations to members of our campus community through our partners at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. Register online or call (816) 404-CARE (2273) and press option 1.

If you test positive, were exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms:

UMKC has notification processes for both students and employees. Start with this step: 

  • Students: Call the Student Helpline, 816-235-2222.
  • Employees: Contact your supervisor.
  • After-hours: Call 816-235-COVI.

Do not visit campus or any public areas. Follow the advice of your health-care provider, cooperate with contact tracing with public health officials and continue to practice good health hygiene

If you test positive, stay home. Within four hours of your learning of your positive test, you need to start the process for notifying UMKC so we can notify campus of a positive case and begin necessary sanitization.

For more information, see Health and Safety

We care for all Roos during this difficult time

As this situation continues to evolve, we understand that some among us may face unique challenges related to health or caregiving. We ask that you stay in close communication with your professors and/or supervisor regarding any issues that may impact your ability to participate in class or at work.

Each of us should do our part to minimize risk while simultaneously working to promote the UMKC Culture of Care during this time. Each of us has a responsibility to ensure that discrimination, shunning and bullying that sometimes accompany an outbreak never occur at UMKC.

#RooReady for In-Person Classes and Experiences

UMKC to have full-capacity Fall 2021 semester

Free COVID-19 Testing For Students, Faculty and Staff

Drive-up, rapid-diagnostic tests available by appointment