The following message was sent from the chancellor to Missouri State-West Plains employees on March 25, 2020 5:30 p.m.
The City of Springfield issued a stay-at-home ordinance effective Thursday, March 26. The Springfield Campus had already started transitioning the majority of employees to a work-from-home arrangement and moved many services online. This ordinance will accelerate the process for the Springfield campus. The details are outlined in President Smart’s message to the faculty and staff on the Springfield campus.
The updated benefits and the new COVID-19 Work and Compensation Policy mentioned in President Smart’s message also apply to West Plains campus employees.
At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Howell County or at Missouri State-West Plains. The West Plains and Mountain Grove campuses will remain open with reduced staffing and limited hours.
We are continuing to transition as many MSU-WP employees as possible to work-from-home arrangements out of concern for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
We also are preparing a plan in the event that a stay-at home ordinance is issued for West Plains or Howell County. If that happens, we will have more details on what that means for Missouri State-West Plains employees.