Missouri State confirms first COVID-19 case (March 21)

Posted 5 p.m. March 21

Today we learned that a Missouri State University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in another part of the state. The student was not living in university housing this semester and has not been in southwest Missouri since March 13. Access the full story.

Another Missouri public health department is conducting contact tracing to determine others who could have come in contact with the student and will conduct necessary notifications.

We encourage you to practice social distancing. Social distancing is currently the most important factor we can control in the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing includes avoiding close contact with other individuals in order to avoid catching the virus yourself and to avoid passing it on.