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Forward Together: COVID-19 Resource Site

Forward Together is a one-stop shop if you have questions about anything related to protocols at Methodist University related to COVID-19.

Forward Together logoThis Forward Together web site is a resource for all students, faculty, staff, and parents. The most popular pages on the site are Vaccination Requirements, Testing, and Green Screen to name a few. The links below also can steer you to the latest news and specific departmental information (academics, athletics, housing, dining, etc.)

MU is keeping its promise be as safe as possible, while being as open as possible.

Guidelines for Spring 2023

  • A requirement for all on-campus students, faculty, and staff (who have not received exemptions) to be vaccinated prior to the start of the Spring semester. Please visit the Vaccination Requirements page for how to upload/present your information and more.
  • While wearing a mask when around others and obtaining a booster shot are still our best protection against the spread and/or severity of COVID-19 cases – and thus highly recommended – both are optional (whether indoors or out). This is for both vaccinated individuals and those with exemptions. When wearing a mask, the N95, KN95, or KN94 masks are strongly recommended and are available at the Student Affairs Office in Berns Student Center.
  • Spectators are welcome at all MU Athletics events and masks are optional.
  • Overnight guests are allowed on campus. Overnight visitors must provide a proof-of-vaccination card (and show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their visit) to the Housing Office in the Berns Student Center before they may stay on campus.
  • At this time, testing is not mandatory for anyone on campus unless they were in close contact with someone who has tested positive. See specific instructions if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 on the Quarantine & Isolation page.
  • All students, faculty, and staff should continue to take a few moments each morning for daily health monitoring on the MU Green Screen app. It’s valuable information for you but also for contact tracing in the event of a COVID case on campus.
  • Please visit the Safety Protocols page for additional information.

Note that under guidance from the CDC, state, and local health authorities, all safety guidelines could change at a moment’s notice. 

Quick Links

  • A student receives a COVID-19 vaccination at a campus clinic

    Vaccination Requirements

    MU requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to live, work, attend on-campus classes, and participate in official MU activities.

  • Director of Health Services Lynetta Geddie prepares a COVID-19 Test

    COVID-19 Testing

    Testing is required only for anyone with symptoms or close contact with someone who has tested positive. Currently, MU has suspended all mandatory testing.

  • Charles wears a mask for your protection while serving your meal

    Safety Protocols

    As we continue to monitor our fully open campus, with in-person classes and activities, we follow CDC, state, and local guidelines, so our protocols could change at a moment’s notice.

  • Download the MU Green Screen app to Monitor Your Health Daily

    Green Screen

    Self-monitoring your health is so important, perhaps now more than ever. To help with this, MU has created an app that can help you get into a daily routine of self-monitoring. 

Obtaining a COVID-19 Test

Earlier this year, it was announced free COVID-19 tests would be available to every home in the U.S. (with orders shipping in 7-12 days) via links on the web page. Links are also available for local resources here.

Reporting Tests, Vaccinations & Boosters


Students, Faculty, Staff should visit the Testing page on this site.

Vaccinations & Boosters

Students should sign into their myMU Portal and then click this proof of vaccination link. Faculty and staff may use Paycom (under Documents) to upload documentation, present their physical documents to HR, or email them to humanresources@methodist.eduProof of COVID-19 antibodies through test results cannot be used as an alternative to receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Whom to Contact with Questions

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