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MSU Screening Health Of People Returning From COVID-19 Affected Countries

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to nearly every continent, prompting Missouri State University to perform health screenings and reviews of people returning from affected areas.

In a campus-wide email sent Wednesday, Smart said university staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay updated, and that the university is developing contingency plans.Listen to audio here.

He said the university is also working closely with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department—and if needed, the health department would take leadership of local preparations.

So far, none of the reported cases in the US have any connection to Missouri State University, he said.

The university cancelled all travel to China weeks ago. Now, Smart says members of campus who are coming back from places with COVID-19 advisories are being directed to meet with members of MSU’s campus health team for health screenings and a review of their recent travel before they are allowed on campus.

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Shannon Noonan is a sophomore, journalism major at Missouri State University. She works as a news intern for KSMU. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, reading a good book, finding a great new coffee spot, watching hockey, or traveling.