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Citing Lower COVID Cases On Campus, MSU Moves Ahead With Regular Holiday Breaks

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Carrington Hall is home to the administration of Missouri State University.
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Carrington Hall is home to the administration of Missouri State University.

In this month's episode of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University president Clif Smart tells KSMU's Jennifer Moore that lower COVID-19 casecounts on campus indicate there's not a need to alter how MSU administers its holiday breaks.   

Listen to the episode here:

Listen to the radio episode here.

According to the MSU COVID-19 Dashboard, the week ending November 15 had a total of 61 confirmed cases of the disease reported.   The university has used multiple facilities for isolation and quarantine of residential students coping with the ilness.  As of Friday, MSU cited that one of its facilities, Kentwood Hall, had seven occupants.

The numbers on campus have remained relatively low since an initial spike early in the semester. You can see the MSU dashboard by clicking here. The numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the wider community, and across the state of Missouri, have continued to skyrocket.   

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As the Journalist-in-Residence at Missouri State University, Jennifer teaches undergraduate and graduate students, oversees a semester-long, team reporting project, and contributes weekly stories to KSMU Radio in the area of public affairs journalism.