Racer Restart Initiative

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Through 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 25, 2020

Students – good morning. Today, we are completing week six of the semester. As we approach the weekend, let's make good choices in order to begin a safe and healthy week seven on Monday.

Please remember:

  • Wear a mask – it is required on campus, in classrooms, when walking outside on MSU property, off campus and at all times when required per our guidelines.
  • Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has issued an Executive Order to limit social events and gatherings to ten (10) or fewer individuals. Note: Ten or fewer.

This Order prohibits any type of social gatherings such as backyard events, room/apartment/house and block parties. This Order does not include approved University-sponsored events which adhere to our Racer Restart Plan.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please call MSU Health Services at 270.809.3809, Primary Care Medical Center at 270.759.9200 or contact your personal healthcare provider.

Please go to murraystate.edu/racerrestart for more information, videos, Q&A, among other guidelines. This site also includes information regarding Counseling Services.

To report any issues of non-compliance regarding our Racer Restart Plan, Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines, concerns or violations of non-university events and activities, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@murraystate.edu.

Again, let's make good choices this weekend.

Your agreement to adhere to all Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines is not just for yourself, but also for the health and safety of others.


Dr. Robert L (Bob) Jackson

View Past Campus Updates

Twelve Racer Safe and Healthy guidelines

The Importance of Wearing a Mask

Contact Information

  • Murray State Health Services/Primary Care Medical Center

    Available for visits on campus at 100 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3809 and by email at mburkeen@primarycaremedcenter.com. Additionally, Primary Care Medical Center 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.