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.

Free COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff

We have established a temporary on-campus testing site. Testing will be available Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 5050 Oak Street. The last appointment each day will be at 3:30 p.m.

Appointments are available to our students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.

The following are the types of tests available:


  • Results expected within 24-48 hours of lab receiving results.
  • Available at no cost to most, with or without insurance
  • For those who are not covered by insurance or through government assistance, lab PCR tests are available for $99

Rapid PCR

  • Results expected within 2 hours
  • Available at no cost to those with insurance
  • For those without insurance, rapid PCR tests are $135

For questions on if you qualify for a free test, call Curative customer service at 888-702-9042.

You can book an appointment here.

For more testing resources, click here.

Vaccination policy

Due to a federal court order which blocks the federal government from enforcing a vaccination mandate for federal contractors, the University of Missouri System has suspended policy HR-703, which required certain employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The vaccination requirements implemented in August 2021 for University of Missouri Health System employees and for UMKC faculty, staff and students who have direct patient contact in health care settings, remain in effect.

For more information, visit our Vaccines page.

Need a vaccine?

For information regarding on-campus vaccine clinics, visit our Vaccines page. 

We continue to offer vaccinations to members of our campus community through our partners at University Health Truman Medical Center. Information on walk-in vaccination availability can be found here.

Current masking guidance

Masks are required in the following spaces:

  • School of Dentistry clinics
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Community Counseling and Assessment Services

Visit our Health & Safety page for more information.

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.

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Free COVID-19 Testing For Students, Faculty and Staff

COVID tests available by appointment