COVID-19 Guidance for Contractors

December 3, 2020 (updated October 7, 2021)

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The Policy and the Guidance apply to campus contractors, subcontractors, and vendors. Compliance with the Policy and Guidance is required by all campus contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.


Contractors who provide direct service and engagement with individuals and/or public facing functions on a routine basis to comply with the UMB vaccination requirement.

No vaccination requirement for contractors who primarily work with equipment, or have direct service and engagement with individuals and/or public facing functions on a part-time basis. However, these individuals must still adhere to safety requirements for non-vaccinated individuals as set forth by UMB.


Face coverings must be worn at all times while on UMB's campus or at an off-campus location occupied by UMB community members.

Face coverings should cover the nose and mouth, fit securely, and be worn as intended to prevent escape of respiratory droplets form the wearer’s nose or mouth.

Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing, but should be used along with staying at least 6 feet apart whenever possible. In addition, good hygiene practices (including proper hand washing) must be practiced.

At UMB, a face covering is required unless:

  • Eating or drinking. Six feet of physical distancing should be maintained, when feasible, between people who are eating or drinking because it requires removing the face covering.
  • Inside a single-occupancy office, laboratory, or study area, with the door closed.
  • Inside a personal automobile, with the windows closed.

CDC GUIDANCE: Contactors should follow CDC guidance. [1] It is the responsibility of the contractors to ensure they have the latest guidance.


Contractors working on campus must issue similar guidance about face coverings and other safety measures to their employees. Contractors must make efforts to ensure employees and all subcontractors and vendors visiting


All contractors must have in place a health symptom monitoring process. Contractor or subcontractor personnel should not report to UMB if:

  1. They are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19;
  2. They have been exposed to COVID-19, including:
    • Having close contact (less than 6 feet for more than minutes) with an individual known to be positive with COVID-19 or is believed to be COVID-19 positive; or
    • Having a member of one’s household test positive for COVID-19 or required to self-quarantine by a health care provider;
  3. They receive a diagnosis of COVID-19; or
  4. A doctor recommends that they quarantine.

NOTIFICATION: Contractor must notify UMB of any positive COVID-19 cases among individuals working on UMB’s campus. Circumstances may dictate that Contractor take additional safety measures in response to COVID+ case(s) at a UMB worksite.

NON-COMPLIANCE: All non-UMB persons who do not comply may be asked to leave the campus, at the risk and expense of the contractor. Any contractor which does not comply with these requirements may have its contract terminated.