Racer Restart Initiative

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Racer Safe and Healthy logoThrough the Racer Restart initiative and planning process, Murray State University will follow a collaborative, thoughtful and proactive approach in re-opening campus. For questions about the Racer Restart Plan, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@buywisconsinland.com.

Current Campus Update

February 28, 2022

Faculty, Staff and Students:

Good Morning.

Due to the decline in local, regional and national COVID-19 case counts and the new masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Murray State University (MSU) will be lifting its face mask requirement immediately for all buildings and locations on the Murray campus.  However, any individual who chooses to wear a face mask on campus in any location, at any time may continue to do so.

Since the start of the pandemic, Murray State has adhered to CDC guidelines, as well as guidance provided by the Calloway County Health Department and other state and local healthcare officials.  The recently-revised CDC guidance provides a COVID-19 Community Level tool that we will utilize moving forward.  At this time, Calloway County is at the “medium” level, which makes indoor masking optional.

Should Calloway County return to the “high” level on the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Community Level tool, our previous University face mask policy will be reinstituted per these new guidelines.  MSU regional campuses must follow the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidance outlined for their individual county locations.

While voluntary, we also continue to strongly encourage everyone, in consultation with your healthcare provider, to get an initial COVID-19 vaccine and the booster vaccine.  The vaccines are safe and effective against this disease and are our best defense.  Please visit the Racer Restart page for additional information, including vaccine and booster vaccine opportunities, testing locations and information regarding MSU Health Services.

As previously stated, any individual may continue to wear a mask at any time and in any location, if they so choose.

Requests for personal protective equipment (PPE), including KN-95 masks, should, once again, be sent through the Racer Restart PPE Request Form.

Thank you for your support and continued assistance as we keep our campus community safe and healthy.

Bob Jackson

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