While the city of Joplin’s mask mandate has expired, masks/face coverings will still be required by all students, faculty, staff, vendors and guests on the Missouri Southern State University campus at least through the end of the spring semester or until further notice. The mask/face covering policy will be re-evaluated at that time.
Even though local and campus case numbers are on the decline, new COVID strains have been identified. We continue to adhere to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as federal and state governmental guidelines in order to protect the health and well-being of the Missouri Southern community.
The university’s COVID Task Force will continue to monitor the situation and alert campus to any changes to this policy.