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State Tech’s response to coronavirus disease 2019

Published on March 10, 2020

State Tech’s response to coronavirus disease 2019

State Tech will extend our Spring Break for one week.

Starting Monday March, 23rd, the State Tech campus and all offices will remain open.

Student housing will remain open for students living on campus, but the commons will be closed.

At this time the State Tech Activity Center will work on on reduced schedule. The new hours will be Monday-Friday 5a-5pm Saturday-Sunday, 7a-5pm. We will also be eliminating day passes.

Additionally, State Tech’s Spring Open House scheduled for March 28th has been postponed.

The Missouri SkillsUSA Contest scheduled for April 3rd, 4th and 5th  on the campus of State Tech has be postponed.

This information could change at a moments notice, please continue to stay alert to changes on our website www.statetechmo.edu and our social media channels (FacebookInstagram and Twitter).

Updated March 10, 2020

College issues travel directive

In the next few weeks, many members of our campus community may be traveling for work, school or personal reasons.

Due to the continued spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the college is issuing a travel directive that applies to all faculty, staff and students.

Individuals who are arriving on campus or returning from any country designated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Level 2 or higher due to COVID-19 contagion risk, must:

  • Immediately contact Chief of Staff, Amy Ames by phone 573-897-5224 at or email at amy.ames@statetechmo.edu
  • Comply with any and all precautionary protocols established by the college and/or the Osage County Health Department prior to and upon returning to campus, which may include a 14-day quarantine.
  • Immediately contact your healthcare provider to report the presentation of any COVID-19 symptoms.

Failure to comply with this campus-arrival directive increases the risk to campus and the surrounding community. As a result, any willful disregard or violation of this directive may be subject to college sanction.

Countries with travel restrictions as of March 10, 2020, include China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

Use basic protective measures

At the current time, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Osage County. However, as you’re traveling over spring break, it’s still a good idea to take precautions to avoid exposure to any illnesses such as cold and flu.

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

College policy on foreign travel

Foreign travel for college business must be approved prior to making arrangements. 

Ongoing communication

All official college communication from the core executive team will be directed through the division of marketing and communication. Decisions will be based solely on official reports from the CDC and the Osage County Health Department.

Updates will be posted each week on this website.

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