Racer Restart Initiative

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Racer Safe and Healthy logoThrough the Racer Restart initiative and planning process, Murray State University will follow a collaborative, thoughtful and proactive approach in re-opening campus. For questions about the Racer Restart Plan, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@murraystate.edu.

Current Campus Update

September 10, 2021

Good Afternoon,

Please see below an important update regarding COVID-19 measures at MSU.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

MSU Health Services/VillageMD has confirmed that any individual who has not received a vaccine can receive their first dose at the vaccine clinics next week. Walk-ins will be welcome, with no appointment necessary. Your second dose appointment will be scheduled at the clinic by MSU Health Services/VillageMD.

As a reminder, the clinics are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 15 & Thursday, September 16 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1st Floor of the Curris Center – (Moderna)

This clinic will also service individuals that received the First Dose – Moderna on August 18 & August 19.  Just a reminder:  please bring your vaccination card with you for your second dose.

The vaccines are safe and effective against this disease and are our best defense; please help us have a good, safe and healthy semester.

Once fully vaccinated, please remember to upload your COVID-19 vaccination card through myGate as soon as possible so that you can have a chance at winning one of the reward options.  Please visit our Vaccine Rewards Program site to learn more about these incentives

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 270.809.2146. 
COVID-19 Testing

MSU Health Services/VillageMD will also continue to provide COVID-19 testing for faculty, staff and students each day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If a student, faculty or staff member needs to be tested for COVID-19, please call: 270.809.3809 or visit MSU Health Services/VillageMD on the first floor of Wells Hall.

The rapid BINAX Covid testing is free of charge for all MSU students, faculty and staff that are COVID symptomatic. If an individual is asymptomatic, the patient will be offered a PCR test. If the result of the Covid test is positive, the patient will be required to receive an office visit for further treatment of their illness.

MSU Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines

Please also note that all of Murray State’s Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines, including the requirement that all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, must continue to wear face masks/coverings indoors remains in place. For any questions about the MSU Face Mask/Covering Policy or additional questions, please visit the Racer Restart FAQ’s Page.

Contact Information

  • Murray State Health Services/VillageMD

    Available for visits on campus at 100 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3809 and by email at mburkeen@villagemedical.com. Additionally, VillageMD is available for visits off campus at 1000 South 12th Street and by phone at 270-759-9200.

  • The Murray State Counseling Center

    Providing tele-counseling services via Zoom, as well as limited in-person services. On-call counselors are available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for crisis sessions. To schedule an appointment, please email msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu. In addition, many self-help resources are listed on their website, at murraystate.edu/CounselingCenter.

  • The Psychological Center

    Providing in-person counseling sessions as well as walk-in crisis sessions. Please call 270.809.2504 for more information or visit them in 401 Wells Hall.

  • Calloway County Health Department

    Available for visits off campus at 602 Memory Lane and by phone at 270-753-3381.

  • The Murray State Department of Human Resources

    Available on campus at 412 Sparks Hall, by phone at 270-809-2146 and by email at msu.hr@murraystate.edu.

  • The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

    Available on campus at 103 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3155 and by email at msu.idea@murraystate.edu and msu.titleix@murraystate.edu.

  • The Racer Safe and Healthy Officer

    Mr. Jordan Smith is available on campus at 219 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-5706 and by email at jsmith3@murraystate.edu.