Your health and safety are important to us.

Faculty FAQ

You may have many questions that are not addressed in the current set of FAQs. Please send your questions to provost@umkc.edu, and we will obtain answers and add them to this list as appropriate. 

For information regarding the UM System vaccination policy and exemptions, please visit our Vaccines page.

For information regarding on-campus and off-campus vaccine opportunities, visit our Vaccines page.

For information on the latest masking guidance, please visit the Health and Safety page.

To find testing availability on campus, visit go.umkc.edu/covidtesting.

There are several options to receive a free COVID-19 test.

Click here to find testing availability through the Kansas City Health Department.

Click here to find testing availability through the Jackson County Health Department.

Testing can also be found through private pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS.

Our campus attendance policy outlines attendance expectations and excused absences. Although students are generally required to provide documentation for excused absences, flexibility is encouraged when the absence is due to COVID exposure or symptoms. Students should be encouraged to follow the CDC guidance on quarantine, isolation and testing protocols. Faculty do not need to simultaneously offer a face-to-face and remote course, but should have contingency plans in place for making course material and assessments available to any student who is unable to attend class for an extended period of time with an excused absence.