Communications

UMKC proactively created a task force to keep campuses updated and safe.

The Student Health and Wellness Center and UMKC Health Sciences District professionals are in regular communication with city, county and state health officials and will share additional information on this web page as it becomes available. If you have questions, please contact umkcfeedback@umkc.edu

Below, you'll find an overview of: 

  • Daily cases data
  • Campus COVID-19 case notifications and notification policy
  • Campus-wide communications from leadership
  • Additional policies and guidelines

Fall Semester 2021 On-Campus COVID-19 Cases

UMKC Covid Cases
Type of Case Active Total
Students 13 59
Employees 3 18
Grand Total 16 77
  • Data as of Oct. 20. Totals are updated each weekday.
  • All data is counted from Aug. 23, 2021, when students and employees began to return to campus for Fall 2021 semester.
  • These numbers do not include visitor data, though campus will be notified of positive visitor cases.

Type of Case Total
Students 38
Employees 31
Grand Totals 69
  • Totals of off-campus/remote cases are 54 (40 students and 14 employees).
  • All data is counted from Jan. 19, 2021, when students and employees began to return to campus for spring semester, through Aug. 22, 2021.
  • These numbers do not include visitor data, though campus will be notified of positive visitor cases.

Type of Case Total
Students 279
Employees 58
Grand Totals 337
  • Totals of off-campus/remote cases are 176 (144 students and 32 employees).
  • All data is counted from Aug. 17, 2020, when students and employees began to return to campus for spring semester, through Jan. 18, 2021.
  • These numbers do not include visitor data, though campus will be notified of positive visitor cases.

graph showing on-campus cases from August 2020 through August 2021

  • Data as of Aug. 17, 2020 - Aug. 22, 2021
  • This chart shows a rolling 7-day average of COVID cases on campus.
  • All data is counted from Aug. 17, when students and employees began to return to campus.
  • These numbers do not include visitor data, though campus will be notified of positive visitor cases.

Daily New On-Campus Cases

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  • Data as of Oct. 20. Note: The graphic is updated each weekday.
  • This chart shows a rolling 7-day average of COVID cases on campus.
  • All data is counted from July 5, 2021.
  • These numbers do not include visitor data, though campus will be notified of positive visitor cases.

COVID-19 Case Notifications

The following are notices of positive cases within the UMKC campus community, including visitors. See the UMKC notification policy below.

October cases

October 20, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

October 19, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

October 15, 2021 - Four COVID cases on campus

October 14, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

October 12, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

October 11, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

October 7, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

October 6, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

October 5, 2021 - Five COVID cases on campus

October 4, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

October 1, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 30, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 29, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

September 28, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 27, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

September 24, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 23, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 22, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 21, 2021 - Five COVID cases on campus

September 20, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 17, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

September 16, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 15, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

September 14, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

September 13, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 10, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 9, 2021 - Four COVID cases on campus

September 8, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

September 7, 2021 - Four COVID cases on campus

September 3, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 2, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

August 31, 2021 - Five COVID cases on campus

August 27, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

August 26, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

August 23, 2021 - Four COVID cases on campus

August 20, 2021 - Two COVID cases on campus

August 13, 2021 - Three COVID cases on campus

August 6, 2021 - Five COVID cases on campus

April 22, 2021 - One COVID case on campus

April 15, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

April 10, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

April 8, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

April 7, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

April 5, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 26, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 23, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 22, 2021 – Three COVID cases on campus

March 19, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 17, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 12, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 11, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

March 9, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

March 5, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

February 27, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

February 23, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

February 14, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

February 11, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

February 10, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

February 9, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

February 4, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

February 1, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 29, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 27, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 26, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 24, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 23, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 22, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 21, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 19, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 18, 2021 – Three COVID cases on campus

January 16, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 15, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 13, 2021 – Three COVID cases on campus

January 12, 2021 – Four COVID cases on campus

January 11, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 10, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 7, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 6, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

January 5, 2021 – One COVID case on campus

January 4, 2021 – Two COVID cases on campus

December 31, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

December 29, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

December 24, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 23, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 19, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

December 18, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

December 15, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

December 14, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

December 12, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 11, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 9, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

December 8, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 7, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 4, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

December 3, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

December 2, 2020 – Six COVID cases on campus

December 1, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

November 30, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

November 28, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

November 27, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

November 26, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

November 25, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

November 24, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

November 23, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

November 22, 2020 - Four COVID cases on campus

November 21, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

November 20, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

November 19, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

November 18, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

November 17, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

November 16, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

November 15, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

November 14, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

November 13, 2020 – Nine COVID cases on campus

November 12, 2020 – Nine COVID cases on campus

November 11, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

November 10, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

November 9, 2020 – Eight COVID cases on campus

November 8, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

November 7, 2020 – Six COVID cases on campus

November 6, 2020 – Six COVID cases on campus

November 5, 2020 – Seven COVID cases on campus

November 4, 2020 – 11 COVID cases on campus

November 3, 2020 - Four COVID cases on campus

November 2, 2020 - Three COVID cases on campus

November 1, 2020 - Three COVID cases on campus

October 31, 2020 - Three COVID cases on campus

October 30, 2020 - Six COVID cases on campus

October 29, 2020 - Two COVID cases on campus

October 28, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

October 27, 2020 - Two COVID cases on campus

October 26, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

October 25, 2020 - One COVID case on campus

October 24, 2020 - Three COVID cases on campus, including one visitor

October 23, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

October 22, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

October 21, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

October 20, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

October 18, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

October 16, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

October 14, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

October 13, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

October 12, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

October 11, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

October 10, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

October 9, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

October 7, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

October 6, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

October 5, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

October 3, 2020 – Nine COVID cases on campus

October 2, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

October 1, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 30, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 29, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 28, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

September 27, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus, including one visitor

September 26, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

September 25, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 24, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 23, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 22, 2020 – One COVID case on campus

September 21, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 19, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 18, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 17, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 16, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

September 15, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 14, 2020 – Two COVID cases on campus

September 13, 2020 - Three COVID cases on campus and Athletics news

September 12, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

September 11, 2020 – Three COVID cases on campus

September 10, 2020 – 12 COVID cases on campus, including one visitor

September 9, 2020 – Five COVID cases on campus

September 8, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

September 7, 2020 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 6, 2020 - Two COVID cases on campus

September 5, 2020 – Four COVID cases on campus

September 4, 2020 - COVID case at Swinney Center 

September 3, 2020 - Six COVID cases on campus

UMKC will publicly notify the campus of positive COVID cases under the following circumstances:

  • First, public health authorities or the individual with confirmed positive test must notify UMKC of a confirmed case.
  • The notification process is available online for students and employees.

If that condition is met and the confirmed case involves an individual who has been on campus and has had significant exposure to others, UMKC will post on this page:

  1. A general notification to campus if public health authorities report that a broad group of individuals in one or more locations may have been exposed. This notification page also is linked from the campus Coronavirus website.
  2. In addition, a targeted notification may go out to specific individuals, if public health authorities think they potentially may have been exposed. UMKC health and wellness staff are coordinating with the local health department on notification of those individuals.

No notification would include personally identifying details of the individual to protect their privacy, according to state and federal guidelines. This includes no listing of name, gender or other potentially identifying details (class standing, degree program, etc.).

Under state law, personal privacy is protected and local health departments have jurisdiction in all public health matters. UMKC relies on these health experts to determine protocols for how to handle positive tests of faculty, staff or students on campus. These protocols guide campus health authorities’ assessment of positive cases as well as initiation of “contact tracing” to determine who an individual may have come into close contact with. In addition, protocols by local health agencies and the CDC guide the university’s practices to clean and disinfect any affected spaces and to provide additional health/medical information to affected individuals.  

These privacy safeguards mean that UMKC may have very limited testing information about its community as a whole. There may be many positive tests that the university’s leadership, including faculty and staff, don’t know about, especially those that are off-campus.

UMKC has taken, and will continue to take, a number of actions to monitor and protect the safety of our on-site community, protocols and precautions regarding public hygiene and enhanced cleaning protocols to minimize health risks on campus.

We remind everyone to remain vigilant and practice good hygiene. That includes following these recommendations, which include: wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, wash your hands regularly, monitor your health and stay home if you are sick.

Campus-wide Communications

Below are campus communications about Fall 2021 semester:

October 14, 2021 - Campus mask policy

August 10, 2021 - Vaccination incentives for students

August 10, 2021 - Vaccination incentives for faculty & staff

July 29, 2021 - New campus mask guidelines beginning Aug. 2

May 14, 2021 - New mask guidance following CDC

April 30, 2021 - Fall semester and return to work

March 22, 2021 - Fall semester plans announced; spring break tips

March 19, 2021 - In-person commencement announcement about Kauffman Stadium

March 3, 2021 - Important updates about the COVID vaccine

January 28, 2021 - Free COVID testing for students, faculty and staff

January 14, 2021 - Welcome-back letter with health resources

December 14, 2020 - Important announcement about first two weeks of spring semester

October 30, 2020 - Spring semester plans announced

November 18, 2020 - Classes will go online Nov. 30 for the rest of the semester; campus remains open

November 12, 2020 - Important health and safety precautions before Thanksgiving break

October 8, 2020 - COVID-19 mid-term update and reminder about processes

September 14, 2020 - COVID-19 status update, reminder about resources and processes

September 2, 2020 - #RooReady for a safe weekend

August 24, 2020 - Roos Return: Welcome back to campus

August 19, 2020 - Roos Return Rundown Volume 3 focuses on physical distancing, avoiding crowds

August 13, 2020 - Roos Return Rundown Volume 2 focuses on wearing masks

August 6, 2020 - Chancellor and Provost introduce the Roos Return Rundown email series

July 30, 2020 - Chancellor and Provost announce fall semester guide for employees and Interim Deans of Students announce fall semester guide for students

July 15, 2020 - Chancellor and Provost announce COVID notification process for students and employees

June 26, 2020 - Chancellor and Provost announce face-covering policy

June 15, 2020 - Provost announces academic, residential hall and dining services plans

May 18, 2020 - Chancellor and Provost announce Roos Return Plan

April 20, 2020 - Provost announces UMKC is ready for fall semester

March 25, 2020 - Chancellor announces first student COVID-19 case, wellness and mental health resources available

March 20, 2020 - Vice Chancellor of Human Resources provides update for work-study and student employees

March 20, 2020 - Chancellor shares UMKC Residential Life update

March 19, 2020 - UMKC Libraries Dean announces all library services to move online

March 18, 2020 - Chancellor shares transition info for students in campus housing

March 17, 2020 - Chancellor shares work-from-home resources for staff

March 14, 2020 - Chancellor shares more about UM System decision to finish spring semester online

March 12, 2020 - Chancellor announces move to online classes, events and international travel cancelled

March 9, 2020 - Chancellor announces new COVID info site for UMKC, shares travel restrictions

Feb 17, 2020 - Chancellor shares U.S. travel restrictions and CDC health guidance

Campus Coronavirus Planning Team

The COVID-19 outbreak remains one of the greatest and most comprehensive challenges the University of Missouri-Kansas City and higher education has faced in this lifetime.

The Chancellor formed a campus coronavirus planning team, guided by our medical experts and key university leaders. This team works closely with campus leadership to make decisions to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our UMKC community.

 

  • Chair, Sheri Gormley, Chancellor’s Office
  • Obie Austin, Student Health and Wellness
  • Mark Diedrich, University of Missouri System Emergency Management
  • Dennis Elmore, Campus Health and Safety
  • Diane Filion, Provost’s Office/Faculty Affairs
  • Michael Graves, Campus Facilities Management
  • Justin Guggenmos, Information Technology Services
  • Ursula Gurney, Athletics
  • Mary Anne Jackson, School of Medicine
  • Jody Jeffries, Auxiliary and Dining Services
  • Troy Lillebo, External Relations and Constituent Engagement
  • Lindsey Magrone, Information Technology Services Project Management
  • Dea Marx, Covid Information
  • Jill Reyes, Human Resources
  • Laura Rupp, Events
  • Joy Stevenson, International Affairs
  • Kristen Temple, Residential Life