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Missouri State University Announces COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts For Fall 2021 Semester

Michele Skalicky

Missouri State University is planning various ways to help lower the risk of contracting COVID-19 when school starts back up next month for the fall semester.

MSU president, Clif Smart, said Tuesday in his weekly “Clif’s Notes,” the university will offer a student vaccination incentive program.  Students who show proof of vaccination will be entered into drawings for prizes.  MSU faculty and staff on the university’s health plan can receive discounts on their health insurance premiums.

Unvaccinated students will be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls; “robust symptomatic COVID-19 testing” will be available at Magers Health and Wellness Center, and asymptomatic convenience testing will be available across campus.

Weekly wastewater testing will be done at each of MSU’s residence halls to identify potential outbreaks. 

Kentwood Hall has been set aside for isolation and quarantine housing and the university has contracts for off-campus housing options as needed.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.