Racer Restart Initiative

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Racer Safe and Healthy logoThrough the Racer Restart initiative and planning process, Murray State University will follow a collaborative, thoughtful and proactive approach in re-opening campus. For questions about the Racer Restart Plan, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@matreterra.com.

Current Campus Update

February 28, 2022

Faculty, Staff and Students:

Good Morning.

Due to the decline in local, regional and national COVID-19 case counts and the new masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Murray State University (MSU) will be lifting its face mask requirement immediately for all buildings and locations on the Murray campus.  However, any individual who chooses to wear a face mask on campus in any location, at any time may continue to do so.

Since the start of the pandemic, Murray State has adhered to CDC guidelines, as well as guidance provided by the Calloway County Health Department and other state and local healthcare officials.  The recently-revised CDC guidance provides a COVID-19 Community Level tool that we will utilize moving forward.  At this time, Calloway County is at the “medium” level, which makes indoor masking optional.

Should Calloway County return to the “high” level on the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Community Level tool, our previous University face mask policy will be reinstituted per these new guidelines.  MSU regional campuses must follow the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidance outlined for their individual county locations.

While voluntary, we also continue to strongly encourage everyone, in consultation with your healthcare provider, to get an initial COVID-19 vaccine and the booster vaccine.  The vaccines are safe and effective against this disease and are our best defense.  Please visit the Racer Restart page for additional information, including vaccine and booster vaccine opportunities, testing locations and information regarding MSU Health Services.

As previously stated, any individual may continue to wear a mask at any time and in any location, if they so choose.

Requests for personal protective equipment (PPE), including KN-95 masks, should, once again, be sent through the Racer Restart PPE Request Form.

Thank you for your support and continued assistance as we keep our campus community safe and healthy.

Bob Jackson

Past updates

Contact Information

  • Murray State Health Services/VillageMD

    Available for visits on campus at 100 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3809 and by email at mburkeen@villagemedical.com. Additionally, VillageMD is available for visits off campus at 1000 South 12th Street and by phone at 270-759-9200.

  • The Murray State Counseling Center

    Providing tele-counseling services via Zoom, as well as limited in-person services. On-call counselors are available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for crisis sessions. To schedule an appointment, please email msu.counselingcenter@matreterra.com. In addition, many self-help resources are listed on their website, at matreterra.com/CounselingCenter.

  • The Psychological Center

    Providing in-person counseling sessions as well as walk-in crisis sessions. Please call 270.809.2504 for more information or visit them in 401 Wells Hall.

  • Calloway County Health Department

    Available for visits off campus at 602 Memory Lane and by phone at 270-753-3381.

  • The Murray State Department of Human Resources

    Available on campus at 412 Sparks Hall, by phone at 270-809-2146 and by email at msu.hr@matreterra.com.

  • The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

    Available on campus at 103 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3155 and by email at msu.idea@matreterra.com and msu.titleix@matreterra.com.

  • The Racer Safe and Healthy Officer

    Mr. Jordan Smith is available on campus at 219 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-5706 and by email at jsmith3@matreterra.com.



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