The College of Veterinary Medicine has created this page to facilitate updates to our faculty, staff, students, clients and friends during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak.
We are working closely with our partners in public health to monitor the virus.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Missouri, please see the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.
If you have an admissions inquiry, contact VetAdmissions@missouri.edu.
Please refer to the MU Alert page for the most up-to-date information about the status of MU campus operations. https://mualert.missouri.edu/
MU Commencement Postponed (4/2/2020)
March 20 Message from CVM Dean Carolyn Henry (3/21/2020)
Update from the Office of Animal Resources (3/20/2020)
Statement from Dean Henry (3/16/2020)
New VHC Policies Pertaining to COVID-19 (Updated 3/18/2020)
VHC Phases of Operation (3/18/2020)
Statement from UM System President (3/13/2020)
Statement from Dean Henry (3/12/2020)
Additional Information and Helpful Links
Preceptorships: Several students have contacted the CVM Office for Academic Affairs with questions about scheduled preceptorships and off-campus electives in light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 landscape. Please know that the college’s first priority is our students’ health and safety. We are able to be flexible should students need or want to reschedule planned preceptorships or other off-campus activities.
Please feel free to contact Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Angela Tennison with any questions or concerns.
Faculty and Staff: For direct assistance from the Office of eLearning, including help from an instructional designer or instructional technologist, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee Assistance Program: All employees have access to free, confidential help for personal or professional challenges. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides counseling services and occupational stress programs. You may also choose to connect with a provider from the comfort of home with the behavioral health services available through University insurance.
For Faculty Staff and Students: The Office of Information Technology should be contacted for issues related to hardware, networking, and classroom technology. For more information, review IT’s Remote work resources FAQ. Direct assistance from IT via your campus-specific IT request portal
Infection control procedures recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and OSHA for the prevention and spread of Coronavirus:
Employees should stay home if sick, especially if suffering from flu-like symptoms (fever of 100ºF or higher, and cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body ache, headache, chills, unusual fatigue, diarrhea or vomiting)
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or with hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol-based
Avoid touching nose, mouth and eyes
Cover cough and sneezes with a tissue, or upper sleeve. Dispose of tissues in no-touch trash receptacles
Wash hands or use hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing, or blowing nose
Avoid close contact with coworkers and customers (within 6 feet)
Avoid shaking hands and always wash hands after physical contact
Keep touched common surfaces (e.g., telephones, computer equipment, copiers, etc.) clean – use disinfecting sprays, if available
Avoid using coworker’s phones, computer keyboards, etc.
Minimize group meetings as much as possible (take advantage of web meetings, email, phone conferences)
Ensure adequate room ventilation in meetings when you have in-person meetings
Limit unnecessary visitors to the workplace
Maintain a healthy lifestyle (attention to rest, diet, lots of fluids, and exercise)