The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and the guidance issued from the Centers of Disease Control, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, and the Missouri Governor's Office.


Visit for information about the COVID-19 vaccines in Missouri.



COVID-19 impacts on Higher Education


After-Action Report - Postsecondary Education Online Rapid Response


After-Action Report - Wraparound Services


After-Action Report - Spring 2020 Institutional Response to COVID-19



Missouri Job Centers

Beginning May 17, 2021, Missouri Job Centers are fully open to in-person customers. Staff are still available to assist customers, including those laid off due to COVID-19, by telephone if they are unable or uncomfortable to receive in-person services. Services can be accessed by calling 1-888-728-JOBS (5627) or online at Find training opportunities, reemployment services and other resources at Learn more about this initiative in the press release.

Visit Missouri One Start for a list of businesses hiring essential workers.


State Financial Aid

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has issued guidance on several issues pertaining to State Financial Aid programs. The department will issue further guidance as necessary.

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Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance for college administrators, financial aid officers, students, parents, and faculty in the wake of school cancellations and postponements. See the latest information on the Department of Education COVID-19 webpage.

CDC Guidance


Issued May 24, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), Community Colleges, and Technical Schools