Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Missouri Campuses
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, higher education institutions are taking steps to protect their students, employees, and communities. These steps have unique implications for community-engaged campuses trying to meet the civic mission of higher education. Missouri Campus Compact is gathering resources to help member campuses consider these implications.
Always consult health authorities first for the best information on risk and recommended precautionary steps. Do not rely on social media posts for information. Updates are available from your local department of health (use link: https://health.mo.gov/living/lpha/lphas.php), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (use link for MDHSS: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated Travel Notices for countries with community transmission.
How Campus Compact members are mobilizing for communities in a time of crisis. Mutual aid systems are an essential aspect of human life. They are hyper-local systems of community support in which community members take responsibility for each other to ensure that everyone’s immediate needs are met. We would love to hear about your Mutual Aid Moments. Share short videos (30 seconds or less), images, and short descriptions of what you are doing with Campus Compact so they can be highlighted.
Campus Compact’s Global Service Learning Blog features resources, insights, and responses relevant for campuses who host global service learning programs.
Coronavirus and the Engaged Campus – Campus Compact Blog hosted by Minnesota Campus Compact with relevant links and multiple resources in general, for on-line teaching, virtual engagement, work with communities, service learning courses, dealing with bias and discrimination, and more.
National Conversation Project’s COVID-19 Response Plan – National Conversation Project, powered by hundreds of partner organizations, has activated a large scale, coordinated national campaign promoting conversations and community amidst fear and isolation heightened by the Coronavirus Pandemic to leverage collective capacity to serve our neighbors and nation in a moment of acute social crisis.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development has compiled information and resources webpage to find updates on Job Centers, state and federal financial aid, and higher education institutions as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.