As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our first priority at Missouri Southern State University is the health and safety of our Lion family. You can find the latest information and answers to questions about our comprehensive response below.
‘Return to Campus’ guide
The downloadable “Returning to Campus” guide has been updated and can be easily accessed at http://www.mssu.edu/returntocampus.
The 23-page document covers everything from Missouri Southern’s operating policy in the midst of the COVD-19 pandemic, to guidelines and procedures put in place to maintain the highest health and safety measures across campus.
Faculty and staff are now able to download a print signage to use as students join us back on campus January 19.
Signage is accessible on the university’s COVID site.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Announcement from MSSU Willcoxon Health Center
MSSU Willcoxon Health Center is supportive of COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been paused (see information below). Our health center does not have other vaccine available currently. I am placing an order for Moderna vaccine, but I’m not certain if we will receive an order.
We have planned with Joplin City Health Department to vaccinate our campus community at the clinic listed below. The clinic is with Moderna vaccine (two dose series). You will need to register for the clinic at the site given below.
We have other options within the community such as Freeman Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and local pharmacies that host vaccine clinics. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out, and we apologize for this issue.
Julie Stamps, FNP,
Director of Willcoxon Health Center
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CITY OF JOPLIN (MODERNA) CLINIC ON TUES, APRIL 20th at the FEMA BUILDING AT MSSU
Click on the link, then click on the red “register now” button.
Complete the form and you will be given a link to schedule an appointment.
The clinic is scheduled for April 20 at the FEMA building at MSSU.
For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2021
Missouri pauses J&J COVID-19 vaccine administration
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration is being paused in Missouri until further notice.
“In an abundance of caution and as per federal guidelines, we are pausing vaccination with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine until further notice in Missouri,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). “We anticipate having more information shortly to make further decisions about overall vaccine distribution in light of this new development and will continue to update citizens who have been vaccinated with the J&J vaccine after the advisory committee meets at the federal level tomorrow.”
About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found athttp://health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter
City of Joplin Information
- Citizens can sign up to receive Joplin City news releases to get notifications about future clinics by using the Notify Me feature of the City’s website at https://www.joplinmo.org/list.aspx . Select the News Flash option and then City News category. When entering your contact information, you can choose to receive a text or an email when a news release is posted on the City’s website.
- City of Joplin vaccine clinic information and testing locations: Joplin’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response | Joplin, MO – Official Website
- Individuals that are in a current vaccination category can sign up to get vaccinated at Mercy by visiting www.mercy.net/c19vaccineappts. If you would like to get vaccinated at Freeman, call 417-502-7468.
- Sign up on the COVID-19 Missouri Vaccine Registration Website: Covid Vaccine (mo.gov)
- Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination: Covid Vaccine (mo.gov)
- To view the full plan for state of Missouri visit: Missouri COVD-19 Vaccination Plan
- COVID Vaccine facts and FAQs: Covid Vaccine | Facts (mo.gov)
Freeman Vaccination Clinic
- Friday, April 9 from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Open to all adults 18 and older
- Read more
Having carefully monitored campus and community numbers, the President’s Cabinet, after consultation with the MSSU COVID Task Force, has recommended moving to Phase Two of operations. Under Phase Two: Classes will continue primarily face to face, with accommodations...