UCM continues to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation. We remain in regular contact with state and county officials and CDC communications are reviewed daily.
UCM has long had policies in place to deal with emergent situations such as this. A COVID-19 planning task force consisting of staff across multiple departments has been for some time assessing the risks based on information from the CDC, the State Department and from local, state and national experts. This group will continue to monitor the situation and meet regularly to ensure campus preparedness and responsiveness. As always, the well-being of our UCM family is our utmost priority.
The University of Central Missouri has learned that a student, who is currently residing on campus, tested positive for novel Coronavirus COVID-19 but is no longer considered contagious.
The student self-quarantined after believing that they were exposed by someone with whom they visited outside of Johnson County, Missouri. We are working with Johnson County Community Health Services to follow all appropriate protocols. [more]
With multiple cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Johnson County, Missouri, the University of Central Missouri is moving to a mandatory “work remote” procedure effective 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29, and lasting through 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 1. [more]
The university will communicate updates through the UCM News Bureau and UCM Daily, as well as UCM's website, www.ucmo.edu, TextCaster text message service, UCM social media, your UCM email account, and traditional media. If you do not have TextCaster, we encourage you to sign up at ucmo.edu/textcaster.
Updates from the CDC may be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the state's website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.