MSU Covid-19 Resources
Below, please find hyperlinked available resources that MSU offers to help students during the Covid-19 pandemic.
MSU “Together We Will” Resource Website
All university-wide updates, health screening forms, testing and reporting access.
From the website: “Any member of our community exhibiting signs of COVID-19 must seek immediate medical attention. If you are feeling ill or have tested positive for COVID-19 and have questions, contact MSU’s COVID-19 Triage Hotline at 855-958-2678 or your primary health care provider.
If you are ill or test positive, you should self-isolate and avoid close contact with others. For students who live on campus, space for isolation will be provided. More information on what to do if you feel sick can be found on the CDC website.
While MSU has a limited number of students, faculty and staff on campus this fall, the university still will provide COVID-19 testing for members of the community. MSU has activated the following testing locations for students, faculty and staff to be tested if they are experiencing symptoms:
Olin Health Center (by appointment only)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Spartan Stadium, Southeast Concourse, Gate B (no appointment necessary)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Extended hours: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Our testing approach allows us to rapidly help individuals who have symptoms and work effectively with our local and state public health agencies to identify and test those who may have been exposed:
- Any students, faculty or staff presenting symptoms or identified through contact tracing as having been in close contact with a known or possible positive person will be tested.
- Those who are asymptomatic but have concerns about exposure to COVID-19 will have access to testing.
- MSU is maintaining our close partnership with the Sparrow Health System to perform COVID-19 diagnostic testing for the MSU community. “
MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Update for Fall
CAPS is providing remote crisis services 24/7/365. Students can call us at 517-355-8270 and press “1” at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor. Other prompt options are available for those not in crisis.
CAPS offices on-campus will remain closed for routine appointments and drop-in services to continue to promote safety for students and staff.
Instead, CAPS counseling and psychiatric staff will work remotely to provide telemental health services to students. Given the interpersonal nature of the counseling experience, the provision of telemental health allows for both the clinician and student to see each other’s face and not have to wear a mask during their session, critically important for non-verbal communication and therapeutic processes. Alternative options for services will be available for students who for privacy and/or technological reasons are not able to engage in telemental health services – please inform CAPS if you have this need.
MSU Student Food Bank
The MSU Student Food Bank was founded to help students who are dealing with food insecurity. Food insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, that often results in disrupted eating patterns. A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success. The MSU Student Food Bank helps any student who may have limited food availability. Currently, the Food Bank is open by appointment and Students are allowed one visit per week. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please go to https://foodbank.msu.edu/distribution/index.html.
MSU Guide to Remote Access
Information found here will help the MSU community access resources needed for remote experiences.