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.

COVID-19 testing

For testing information, 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
  • Roo 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.

#RooReady for In-Person Classes and Experiences

UMKC to have full-capacity Fall 2021 semester

Free COVID-19 Testing For Students, Faculty and Staff

COVID tests available by appointment