Important University Update Regarding COVID-19

The Mississippi Valley State University community has received its first confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

On Friday, June 12, an MVSU employee self-identified as having tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently self-isolating and following all instructions given by his healthcare provider.

University administration is working with local public health officials and have identified individuals who may have come into contact with the employee. Those individuals are being tested and are also self-isolating.

The health and safety of our campus community remains priority. As we continue to enhance our protective measures, temperatures checks will be enforced at the front entrance of campus and in the parking lot of the H.G. Carpenter Building (for on-campus residents) beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 until further notice. Trained personnel will conduct the temperature checks using non-contact thermometers. All employees, on-campus relatives of employees, students, visitors, contractors and vendors will be subject to temperature checks.

In addition, those individuals coming to campus should continue to strictly adhere to University guidelines and protocols as outlined in the Resumption of Traditional Operations memo. As such, face masks should be worn by all individuals on campus.

As we continue to work through this pandemic, individuals are urged to become familiar with 2019 novel coronavirus information and updates outlined by federal and state  public health officials.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone who feels sick should seek medical advice by first calling ahead to their doctor or an emergency room. Medical professionals are in the best position to decide if further action is needed.

MVSU students and employees can also contact the MVSU Health Center for information, guidance and other health-related concerns.

Please continue to monitor your University e-mail and MVSU’s COVID-19 webpage ( for additional COVID-19 related updates.


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