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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.

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Face Mask/Covering Policy

Do you have questions?

Students or Health Related – Wilcoxon Health Center: covid19hc@mssu.edu
Faculty/Staff: hr@mssu.edu
General Questions: covidtaskforce@mssu.edu

Face Mask/Covering Policy

Effective July 13, 2020, all students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors are expected to wear
masks/face coverings while on the MSSU campus, including in classrooms.
Masks/face coverings are also expected to be worn in office spaces and outdoor spaces where physical
distancing is difficult to maintain.
There are some exceptions for face coverings that will be made under the following circumstances:
  • For those who fall under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act; Those individuals seeking accommodations from wearing a mask/face covering, should contact the appropriate representative (Students should contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 417-659-3725, Faculty and staff should contact the Human Resources Office at 417-625-9527).
  • For dining facility patrons while they are dining; or
  • For individuals exercising or while walking with other people from the same household, if social distancing from others who are not your family or household members can be maintained; and engaging in organized group or team sports, or other physical activities where it is not practicable or feasible to wear a mask or socially distance; or
  • In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or medical treatments.


Assisting in the Fight

Missouri Southern donates PPE to Joplin hospitals

Missouri Southern donates PPE to Joplin hospitals

“What are your needs?” It was a question posed over the weekend to Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin as Missouri Southern State University reached out to offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the university donated its supply of personal...

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