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MU Outlines Testing, Isolation And Contact Tracing Steps In Fall Plan

Jul 2, 2020

Credit Sara Shahriari

Monitoring, testing, isolation and contact tracing procedures will all be in place at MU this fall in the hope of slowing the virus’ spread on campus and maintaining in-person operations and classes, under a plan announced Monday.

Full details and updated information will be provided on the MU Show Me Renewal website. Here’s a look at the key points of MU’s containment plan:

Monitoring

In a letter to the campus community Monday, Interim MU Chancellor Mun Choi said monitoring symptoms is one of the “strongest defenses” to slow COVID-19’s spread, along with social distancing.

MU’s plan requests everyone on campus consult a symptom checklist daily. If any of the symptoms apply, people should stay home and contact either the MU Student Health Center or their health care provider. Students should not attend classes or visit any public areas and should practice good hygiene.

If students present with symptoms and receive a virus test, they should continue to monitor those symptoms and separate themselves from others.

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