covid-19

Federal mandate update: University suspends vaccine requirement

Posted by on December 7, 2021

The university has suspended the requirement for faculty, staff and student employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Employees are no longer required to show documentation of vaccination or apply for an exemption at this time. Leaders sent the following message to employees at the four University of Missouri System campuses on Dec. 7:

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Update on federal vaccine mandate for employees

Posted by on December 6, 2021

Faculty, staff and student employees are encouraged to attend a webinar provided by the University of Missouri System to learn more about the vaccine mandate and the process to request exemptions. To attend, please register via Percipio. The webinars will be held at the following times:

• 3-3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, online
• 12:30-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, online
• 1:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, online.

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New COVID-19 international travel guidelines start today

Posted by on December 6, 2021

Beginning Monday, Dec. 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before travel to the United States. Either NAAT/PCR or Antigen testing will be allowed.

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Update on federal vaccine mandate for employees

Posted by on December 2, 2021

The University of Missouri System has developed a human resources policy to comply with the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate (Executive Order 14042). The policy, HR-703, is posted on the UM System website. The policy applies to all full-time and part-time employees at S&T, including graduate research assistants (GRAs), graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and student employees, whether they work in person or remotely. This policy does not apply to volunteers or S&T students who are not university employees.

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Update on federal vaccine mandate for employees

Posted by on November 19, 2021

Leaders sent the following message to employees at all four University of Missouri System campuses on Nov. 18:

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Students, faculty, staff could be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster 

Posted by on November 10, 2021

According to the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, individuals age 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot at least two months after receiving their primary vaccine dose.  The guidelines also state that individuals who work in education may get a booster shot six months or more after completing the two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

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Latest information on federal vaccine mandates

Posted by on November 2, 2021

UPDATE on Nov. 4, 2021: Federal officials announced the deadline to comply with the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Additionally, individuals who are affected by the mandate would have until Jan. 4, 2022 to receive their last vaccination shot (i.e. the second shot of a two-dose vaccine or receiving a one-dose vaccine).

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic at S&T today

Posted by on October 27, 2021

In collaboration with Phelps Health, Missouri S&T is hosting a walk-in vaccine clinic for the Pfizer vaccine 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 27) in the Meramec and Gasconade Rooms of the Havener Center. Individuals eligible for a Pfizer booster may also receive the booster shot during this clinic.

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Questions about masks?

Posted by on October 21, 2021

Missouri S&T recommends individuals wear facial coverings in indoor settings but does not require them except in specific health care settings. Here are some answers to frequently-asked-questions from faculty and staff regarding masks and COVID-19 precautions:

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Faculty, staff could be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster

Posted by on October 18, 2021

According to the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, individuals who work in education may get a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine six months or more after completing the two-dose series. This applies to faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants.

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