Thanks to everyone who contributed their memories!
When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the Mizzou Libraries to move to remote work, we were able to quickly pivot to providing remote services. Because the Libraries already work hard to serve the research needs of our students and faculty where they are, we were well positioned to continue providing remote services while coming up with new ways to provide the service that is usually in person. The above graphic highlights the amount of work that was done during the last half of the spring semester.
Remote Spring 2020, by the numbers
Questions answers via text, email, phone and chat: 1,857
Taught 773 students in 31 online instruction sessions
243,926 searches in online databases and 491,251 website visits
- Should I and how do I get tested?
- The questions below are all answered on the same web page: Resources for Students Dealing with COVID-19
- How to get a quick, free referral to get tested?
- What is the optimal time to get tested?
- What to do while waiting for test results?
- How to isolate or quarantine?
- Learn about Mizzou’s testing strategy
- Data about MU cases
- Data about MU Health Care COVID testing – includes positivity rate
- Data about Boone County overall
- Students with any other question about a COVID-19 situation can call the MU Care Team at 573-777-2174 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily) or email COVIDquestions@missouri.edu.
- Reporting a positive test for students
- Reporting a student violation of a COVID-19 protocol
- Reporting a faculty or staff violation of a COVID-19 protocol
MU has made the decision to require symptom checks through the #CampusClear app in order to enter some buildings on campus. The complete list of buildings hasn’t been made public, but Ellis Library will be one of the buildings. We believe the Rec Center and the Student Unions will also have this requirement. The campus-wide implementation is underway, and Kathy Peters is working with SOS staffing services to manage the screening station, which will be at the west entrance. Although a date hasn’t been confirmed, this will probably start at the beginning of October. All patrons and staff will be screened during all normal business hours of Ellis Library. Staff who come in when the library is not open to the public will not be screened, but remember that supervisors are allowed to ask you if you have checked your symptoms. If someone chooses not to use the #CampusClear app, there will be an alternative symptom check method.
We will keep you updated as we receive further information about this new procedure. In the meantime, you should download the app and check your symptoms daily.