Confirmed Cases Dashboard

The spring 2021 semester data will cover the time period of January 11 - May 14, 2021.
Updates will be made Monday - Friday.

The Fall 2020 confirmed cases dashboard archive is available for review.

MSU-WP COVID-19 Statistics

CONFIRMED CASES LAST 7 DAYS

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Includes all reported cases

Confirmed cases by week

The following chart lists the total confirmed cases reported to Missouri State-West Plains by week, beginning with the opening of the spring 2021 semester.  Since March 10, 2020 and through the end of the fall 2020 semester, a total of 70 confirmed cases were reported to the campus, with 47 of the 70 cases occurring during the fall 2020 semester.

Students in quarantine or isolation

Updated January 21

Residential students instructed to quarantine or isolate are housed at multiple facilities.

  • Grizzly Lofts: 0 occupants
  • Grizzly House: 0 occupants
  • Off-Campus: 0 individuals

Confirmed cases on campus reported to Missouri State-West Plains

Up-to-date as of 8:21 a.m. Jan. 21

This list is updated Monday through Friday.

January 19, 2021 – The university was notified that a student who was recently on campus tested positive.  Those in close contact will be notified.

January 13, 2021 – The university was notified that an employee who was recently on campus tested positive.  Those in close contact will be notified.

January 8, 2021 - The university was notified that a student who was recently on campus tested positive.  Those in close contact will be notified.

January 5, 2021 – The university was notified that an employee who was recently on campus tested positive.  Those in close contact will be notified.

COVID-19 cases on campus

Missouri State University-West Plains will publicly notify the campus of positive COVID-19 cases when the individual may have been on campus within the 14 days prior to the university’s notification.

Cases will be posted on this page as we become aware of them.

No personally identifying details will be provided.

These privacy safeguards mean that Missouri State-West Plains may have very limited testing information about the campus community. There may be positive tests that the university’s leadership, including faculty and staff, don’t know about, especially those that are performed off campus.

Missouri State-West Plains relies on county public health experts to determine protocols for how to handle positive tests of faculty, staff or students. These protocols guide the assessment of positive cases. These officials will also lead the effort of “contact tracing” to determine who an individual may have come into close contact with.

If you have had a close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19, you will be contacted by the local health department and asked to quarantine.

Due to the current community spread of COVID-19, all individuals should monitor for symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should be assessed by a health care provider.

Options for assessment by a health care provider:

MSU-WP Employees and Students

Your health care provider will determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19 and, if so, the process you should follow to be tested.

Howell County Health Department

Missouri State-West Plains works closely with the Howell County Health Department to support their investigation, contact tracing, testing and isolation/quarantine of campus community members who have contracted COVID-19 or had a close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Information on Howell County COVID-19 statistics are posted on the department’s Facebook page.