Your health and safety are important to us.

Staff FAQ

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

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.

Employees shall continue to follow department established guidelines for attendance and requesting approval for time off. Departments are encouraged to support employees to stay home if they are sick, thereby minimizing the spread of potential viruses. Paid Time Off benefits are available in accordance with policy.

An employee who is sick or whose family members are sick may be entitled to job-protected leave under the FMLA under certain circumstances.