We care about the health and safety of the Missouri State University community. If you have questions about COVID-19 or the university’s response, visit the FAQ page.
Please follow MSU's COVID-19 page for updates as the situation evolves.
Clinics and pharmacy
During this time, please access the resources below to stay healthy.
Magers Health and Wellness Center remains open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
- Those who do not need to be seen in person will have the option of using our telemedicine services which will allow us to still meet with patients and help them by telephone. Get started by completing the Telehealth Consent form.
- Our receptionist will help you arrange a telemedicine visit if this is appropriate for you at this time.
The pharmacy lobby is closed, but you can still pick up prescriptions at the drive-thru.
The Magers Treatment Clinic, lab and x-ray services are also open.
All other on-campus clinics (including the Physical Therapy Clinic, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, etc.) are closed until further notice.
The Counseling Center has suspended all face-to-face appointments in response to COVID-19.
Learn about the services available to you and request an appointment or referral.
We are a diverse, inclusive community, and we don’t want fear or misinformation to change that.
However, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease with a certain group of people. This negatively impacts the mental health of the stigmatized groups.
Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from quarantine even though he or she is no longer considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.
Physical and social distancing
To help curb the spread of the disease, experts are encouraging physical and social distancing:
- Do not shake hands or hug.
- If at a meeting indoors or outdoors, leave a couple of empty chairs between each attendee. Disinfect the table and arm rests before and after the meeting.
- Meet outside in bright sunlight on a non-windy day if possible.
- Use online meetings whenever possible.
- Work from home if possible.
- Use delivery services for groceries and food to eliminate the need to go to a market or restaurant.
- Use drive-thru services for all essentials such as pharmaceuticals, whenever possible.
- If you attend religious or regular social services, see if there are alternative services provided online.
- Exchange electronic documents rather than paper.
Meeting your needs
Food insecurity may be a greater problem during this time than normal. Our community has been very generous in donating items for the pantry.
If you are still in the Springfield area and are experiencing food insecurity, you can place an order with the Bear Pantry.
Resources from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the authority on COVID-19. Refer to their resources about staying healthy and when to seek help.
Wondering whether you need to be tested? Learn more about the symptoms.
How can you deal with respiratory issues at home? Follow these 10 tips.