The pandemic is reaching a new stage as vaccination, testing availability, treatments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to evolve. Being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations remains the best protection against serious disease and death.
Recommendations and Notices for All:
Recommendations for Students:
Recommendations for Employees:
Local pharmacies and the Phelps/Maries County Health Department offer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment. Please visit their websites for more information.
Visit vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching for vaccine offered, zip code, and search radius.
If you receive any COVID-19 vaccinations, please let us know by voluntarily providing your information.
Faculty and staff should use the COVID Vaccine Uploader in myHR to report status. You will need to upload a photo of your vaccination card as proof of vaccination.
Students are encouraged to upload their vaccination record via S&T’s Student Health Patient Portal, mst.studenthealthportal.com.
If it has been 5 months since you received your second dose of an mRNA (Pfizer, Moderna) vaccine or 2 months since you received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, you are eligible to get a booster. On December 27, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance on isolation and quarantine and you are not considered up-to-date unless you have received a booster vaccination, if eligible, or have had COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days and would be advised to quarantine if considered a close contact to a positive case.
If you were vaccinated outside of the U.S. with a World Health Organization listed vaccination, the CDC recommends you receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) booster dose(s) when eligible.
If you have common cold-like symptoms (nasal congestion, sore throat, cough), fever, loss of or change in taste or smell or are worried you might have COVID-19, isolate and get tested. Student Health offers COVID-19 testing to students by appointment or online through your Patient Portal. Call 573-341-4284 to schedule an appointment. Student Health prefers you be evaluated if you are ill as there could be other reasons for illness, but if you have a home COVID-19 test, follow the manufacturer’s directions. If you have symptoms, the recommendation is to continue to isolate and repeat a home test in 24-48 hours if the first test is negative and you still have symptoms.
Local pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens also offer COVID-19 testing by appointment. Visit their websites for more information. Local urgent care clinics at Phelps Health Immediate Care, Mercy Convenient Care, Rolla Family Clinic, Four Rivers Community Health Center offer COVID-19 testing, but you may incur an office visit charge.
Locate a COVID-19 testing site here.
Masks can help protect you and others from COVID-19. You may choose to wear a mask or respirator in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, if you are at higher risk for severe illness, if community transmission is high, and of course, if you have symptoms of illness. Learn more about different types of masks and respirators here.
In accordance with CDC guidance, masks are still required in health care facilities such as Student Health Services, athletic training rooms, campus vaccination clinics, first responder situations.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. View a helpful document here: Isolation Information
If you have symptoms of or are worried you might have Covid-19 (these are typically mild common cold-like or allergy symptoms). Isolate and get tested.
Influenza cases typically occur November through March and can cause prolonged fever and missed academics. Student Health Services offers the influenza vaccine to students by appointment and can bill insurance for this. Pharmacies and clinics also offer influenza vaccines. Influenza vaccines are typically given starting in September through February, but best to get by November each year.
Indoor gathering sizes for non-academic events and meetings returned to 100% capacity beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. S&T encourages following CDC recommendations on prevention steps to take which are based on community transmission levels.
Planners of all non-academic events can find information about room capacities at these webpages: