COVID-19 Information

Missouri State-West Plains has returned to normal operations as related to COVID-19.

The university continues to monitor COVID-19 cases on campus and in Howell county.

If conditions warrant, operations could change.


Masking is no longer required in any locations on campus.

You are free to continue wearing a mask but cannot require others to wear a mask in your presence unless you have an approved disability accommodation that specifically authorizes such a requirement.

The university will work with employees or students who are immunocompromised or have other health concerns related to COVID‑19 through existing disability accommodations processes.

Local Vaccination Locations

Local COVID-19 vaccination opportunities are available at Ozarks Healthcare and Howell County Health Department. Registration for these vaccination sites is through the state vaccination navigator. Contact the pharmacies directly for more information.

Howell County Health Department 417-256-7078
No walk-ins currently. 
COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  No appointment is necessary

Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy 417-256-1793
Vaccine walk-in and appointments available Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Walgreens 417-255-8880
Vaccine available by appointment or walk in. Can make appointment online vaccine
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Pharmacist on break 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Wal-Mart 417-256-7114
Vaccine available by appointment or walk-in. Can make appointment online
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Pharmacy break 1:30-2:00 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy 417-256-2274
Vaccine available by appointment or walk-in. Can make appointment online
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday
Pharmacy break 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Magers Health and Wellness Center 417-836-4020 (Springfield campus)
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations are available by appointment on Fridays only through the MyHealth Portal.