UM Campuses to Shut Down Through April 12 | KBIA

UM Campuses to Shut Down Through April 12

Mar 20, 2020

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Starting Monday, all four campuses in the University of Missouri System are closing. No one will physically work on campus unless directed otherwise, UM System President Mun Choi said in a systemwide email Thursday afternoon.

The shutdown will continue through April 12 and is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

“Staff and faculty will either work remotely if they can or, if that is not possible, they will be paid through enhanced leave measures that we are putting into place,” Choi wrote in the email.

The new directive does not apply to MU Health Care or the MU School of Medicine.

Buildings will be locked during the closure. Some students without other living arrangements, including international students, will be allowed to remain in residence halls, and some dining services will offer carry-out options.

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