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COVID-19 Reporting and Resources

 

Vaccination Challenge

Morehead State University President Dr. Jay Morgan issued a challenge to all students, faculty and staff to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination in September with a goal of 75-80% of the campus community vaccinated with at least one vaccination shot. We didn't quite reach our initial goal but we are making progress, so we encourage all faculty, staff, and students to upload their vaccination cards.
 
Students who upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record to the link listed below, will be entered into a drawing for such items as scholarships, iPads, and book scholarships. If you have already uploaded your vaccination information during the summer, you will be automatically entered into the drawing.

Faculty and staff who upload their vaccination cards will be eligible for stipends and giveaways. Faculty and staff may also present their cards to the Office of Human Resources, if you prefer not to upload that information.

If you have been vaccinated that is great! If you haven’t, we encourage you to speak to your medical provider and then hopefully obtain a vaccination. Vaccines are available at the St. Claire HealthCare Pavilion on Second Street and most local pharmacies.  

COVID-19 Dashboard 

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Date

Employees

On-campus Students

Off-Campus students

Sept. 3-6 3 2 4
Sept. 7-9 1 5 6
Sept. 10-13 6 13 3
Sept. 14-16 0 12 10
Sept. 17-20 3 28 4
Sept. 21-23 0 14 6
Sept. 24-27 0 20 7
Sept. 28-30 1 8 5
Oct. 1-4 1 3 8
Oct. 5-7 2 2 3
Oct. 8-11 0 0 3
Oct. 12-14   1 1
Oct. 15-18 0 1 3
Oct. 19-21 1 1 4
Oct. 22-25 2 2 1
Oct. 26-28 1 2 6
Oct. 29-Nov. 1 0 0 2
Nov. 2-4   0 2
Nov. 5-8   1 1
Nov. 9-11 0 0 0
Nov. 12-15 0 2 4
Nov. 16-18 2 2 3
Nov. 19-22 3 1 1
Nov. 23-25 1 0 0
Nov. 26-29 1 1 1
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 0 0 4


General COVID-19 Information and Vaccinations

With the recent emergence of the Delta variant of COVID-19, MSU will focus on providing as normal a semester as possible. In response, we are providing the following information:

  • MSU does not require a COVID-19 vaccination, however, we strongly recommend that students and employees obtain a vaccination after consulting with their medical provider.
  • MSU has lowered many of its class sizes for this Fall. We believe that smaller classes provide for enhanced student success, and also help mitigate COVID-19. Roughly 88% of all of our in-person classes have below 25 students per class.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not require quarantine if you are fully vaccinated and are exposed to someone with COVID-19. However, if you are unvaccinated and exposed to someone with COVID-19, you are suggested to obtain a COVID-19 test and quarantine for several days by returning home. 
  • Students completing an off-campus internship, clinical experience, or rotation for academic credit are subject to the off-campus employer policies on COVID-19 vaccinations.
 

University Masking Guidelines

We intend to provide a full range of classes, experiences, and events on-campus this fall, however, we do are taking precautions to keep our campus safe in light of the emergence of the new Delta variant of COVID-19. 

  • All individuals are required to wear masks indoors and on University transportation.
  • Once a student reaches their personal residence hall room, or an employee their office/suite, the individual may remove their masks as their comfort level allows. 
  • Individuals will not be required to wear a mask outdoors.
  • Individuals at regional campuses should follow the guidelines of the local site/school.
  • Masks may be removed when eating at the Rock & ADUC dining locations. Once you have completed eating, please place your mask back on.
  • Masks must be worn in the Recreation & Wellness Center.

We will continually assess CDC-related data, and if information supports a reduction in mask usage, we will consider revising the precautions at some point.

 

Academic Calendars

 

Resources


All plans are subject to change per protocols and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the White House, the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 

Level One COVID-19 Precautions(Effective Present - Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021)

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • MSU supports the current recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for individuals who are unvaccinated to wear masks while indoors. All campus participants who are unvaccinated should wear a mask indoors. We hope that you are honest!
  • When a student is in a personal residence hall room, or an employee in their office/suite, each person may choose their personal comfort levels to use a mask or not.
Between now Aug. 13, MSU will monitor the recommendations of the CDC, track the CDC-reported COVID-19 levels in our area, and gather community health and safety data. If we begin to see a rise of cases which push us into a CDC red (high) zone, or other indicators arise, we will quickly move to Level Two outlined below before Aug. 13 for additional mitigation.

Level Two COVID-19 Precautions (Effective Friday, Aug. 13, 2021)

  • All individuals will be required to wear masks indoors and on University transportation beginning the first day of classes.
  • Once a student reaches their personal residence hall room, or an employee their office/suite, the individual may remove their masks as their comfort level allows. 
  • Individuals will not be required to wear a mask outdoors.
  • Individuals at regional campuses should follow the guidelines of the local site/school.
  • Masks may be removed when eating at the Rock & ADUC dining locations. Once you have completed eating, please place your mask back on.
  • Masks must be worn in the Recreation & Wellness Center.
We will continually assess CDC-related data, and if information supports a reduction in mask usage, we will consider moving back to ‘Level One’ COVID-19 Precautions at some point.
While MSU encourages students, faculty and staff to get the vaccine, we do not require it. We encourage everyone to consult with their medical provider on what is best for them related to the COVID-19 vaccine, and then make an informed decision.