From the desk of Bill Stackman, vice chancellor for student affairs
Hey Tigers! I hope your semester is off to a good start. I love this time of year because campus is full of students and the air is full of possibilities.
I wanted to share with you a few recommendations that may help keep you safe during the ongoing pandemic. A little caution will go a long way toward ensuring we have as normal a semester as possible.
- Put this number in your phone: MU Student Health Center, 573-882-7481. You’ll need to make an appointment any time you need the services of the Student Health Center – whether for a minor injury, sexual health services, or to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Speaking of which…
- Get vaccinated (ASAP). Visit an on-campus vaccination event or call the MU Student Health Center to schedule an appointment. See? I told you that number would come in handy.
- Stay up to date. Follow on-campus safety guidelines and masking requirements by checking renewal.missouri.edu and Mizzou’s social media.
- Check for COVID-19 symptoms daily. Stay aware of your health and, please, stay home if you feel sick. Call the MU Student Health Center for health advice: 573-882-7481.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if necessary. Call the MU Student Health Center (you know the number) to receive a referral to get tested.
- You are required to self-report if you test positive. Use this self-report form within four hours of receiving a positive diagnosis. Self-reporting will help case investigators guide you through the isolation and recovery process.
- Don’t be afraid to reach out. Let your instructors know if you will miss any class time. Your professors can help you make arrangements to cover course content you might miss.
- Mizzou is here for you. The pandemic has presented many challenges. Remember, Mizzou is always here to help. You can find a variety of mental health and wellness resources at renewal.missouri.edu. And you can always talk to me.
- Cold & flu prevention = COVID-19 prevention. Cover your cough and sneeze, wash your hands regularly and avoid large crowds. Put a reminder in your phone now to get the flu shot in mid-September. There’s no charge — it’s covered by your health fee!
- Log your vaccine. Win prizes. Upload your vaccine information (even if you’ve already sent it with other vaccination records) using our secure document upload in myZou. Providing a record of your vaccination status helps us measure vaccination rates on campus and provides information on how Mizzou can adjust our policies to promote a safe environment. Plus, you can enter to win amazing MU prizes — including tuition discounts! Learn more about the vaccine incentive program.
Remember: Tigers support Tigers!