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Weekly COVID Pandemic Situation Update

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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Information can be found at the portal hosted by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Access it at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.

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CARES Act Student Emergency Funds

On March 27, 2020, Congress signed the CARES Act. In the act, funds were designated to provide assistance to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations as a result of COVID-19.

Students who may be eligible are as follows:
   1. Students who were not enrolled in exclusively online courses as of March 13, 2020
   2. Students who have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA or are eligible to complete a FAFSA
       a. Students who are not eligible to complete a FAFSA
              i. Concurrent high school students
              ii. International or undocumented students
              iii. Students in default of student loans
              iv. Men not registered with the Selective Service
              v. Students not making academic progress

UPDATE (5/21): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

UPDATE (7/29): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

UPDATE (9/30) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

UPDATE (9/30) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Institutional Portion

UPDATE (12/31) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Instituional Portion

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

January 20, 2021- Murray State College Basketball announces protocols for 2021 season
January 15, 2021- Message from President McDaniel: Welcome Back
October 27 - 
Murray State College Face Covering Procedure – Updated 10.12.2020
July 22- "Aggies All IN: Returning to Campuswebsite launched
July 1- Restricted public access to MSC campus extended until August 1. Mask Wearing procedures outlined
May 21 - MSC COVID-19 Response Task Force Appointed
May 21Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
May 5- Statement on Pass/No Pass Grading Option
May 4- Update on 2020 Commencement
May 1 - Message from President McDaniel: MSC Reopening Plans
April 29 - Statement on 2020 Commencement
April 17 - Announcement: All MSC summer classes will be delivered in online and/or Zoom formats
April 6 - Work Schedules/Changes to Campus Access
March 27- Announcement: Changes to Campus Access Procedures
March 20- MSC Housing Announcement
March 20- Murray State College COVID-19 Update - President McDaniel
March 17- Press Release: Murray State College to transition classes online in response to COVID-19
March 17 - Message from President McDaniel
March 16- NJCAA Suspends Spring Sports due to COVID-19
March 12Murray State College taking precautions with regard to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

How does MSC's response to COVID-19 affect me?

While the decision to move classes online and transition much of the campus staff to work remotely in spring 2020 and following Thanksgiving break 2020 involved hours of planning and problem solving, we believe it was the best option to keep everyone in the Murray State family safe. We wanted to assure everyone we do business with or serve on a daily basis that even though much of our staff was not on campus, we worked and continue to work diligently to continue serving our community partners, faculty, staff, and students. We have compiled information on a MSC Coronavirus Response webpage in order to give everyone the best contact information, communication methods and resources for specific campus departments

Discussions Regarding Refunds (Spring 2020)

On April 23, MSC completed a partial refund for all students who moved out of housing by March 29, 2020. Students who moved out by this date saw a 35% room and board credit on their accounts. Please note: students who receive room and board scholarships from MSC may receive a reduced credit. In addition, all Gunsmithing students who lived in housing for spring 2020 and are returning to campus at a later date to complete the program will not see a credit. However, Gunsmithing students will not be charged for room and board when returning to campus to complete spring coursework.

Thank you all for being flexible during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  

Justin Cellum
Asst. Vice President of Business Affairs 
Murray State College
Office: (580) 387-7211

About Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

Learn More: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#basics

What are the symptoms of coronavirus

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Learn More: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

What to do / Preventing the spread of coronavirus

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

Learn More: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Additional Information about Coronavirus

Oklahoma Higher Ed State System -Corona

Okla. Department of Health -COVID-19 in Oklahoma

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 vs. Flu

OK State Travel advisories