Throughout the COVID‑19 response, the university has worked to make decisions in a timely manner while not making them prematurely. We tried to reduce mixed messaging that might be confusing to students, parents, staff and faculty.
The following principles were followed in creating this guide:
- Missouri State follows all requirements established by the State of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.
- Missouri State works closely with the City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to guide decisions impacting the health and safety of its campus and the broader community.
- Missouri State consults the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to develop policies and procedures.
- Missouri State uses the White House Opening Up America Again, Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong and the City of Springfield Road to Recovery to guide planning decisions, such as:
- Using a phased approach to reopening the campus.
- Having employees work remotely.
- Delaying activities until risk levels have been reduced.
- Implementing mitigation requirements for activities.
- Missouri State has implemented plans to mitigate risks to the campus, such as:
- Missouri State has contingency plans for a resurgence of COVID‑19 for the duration of the pandemic.