Information for Students

Students: COVID-19 Positive @ Murray State? Follow the steps below:

+ Positive

Positive Test Result Received

You’ve tested positive, as verified by a healthcare provider. Ask for a written copy or photo of your notification from your medical provider to share with university officials. Follow the next steps.

Step 1

Notify University Officials

Email msu.studentcovidpositive@murraystate.edu with your name and M#.

If you live on campus, we will contact you with further instructions.

Step 2

Notify your instructors

Email EACH of your instructors, including Zoom, WEB, and face-to-face. Let them know the date of your possible exposure, and the date you should be able to return pending a COVID-19 test.

Step 3

Observe Isolation, and ask for help

Isolate until you are cleared. Anyone sick or infected should separate from others within the same residence when possible. Resources are available from the Racer Safe & Health Website.

Step 4

Murray State will check on you

We have employees designated to check in. Please call Murray State Health Services/Village Medical Primary Care of Murray at 270.809.3809 or email them at msu.healthservices@murraystate.edu for questions during your isolation.

For questions about the process, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@murraystate.edu


Students: Exposed to COVID-19? Follow the steps below:

+ Exposure

Suspected or Confirmed Exposure

Begin COVID-19 Quarantine, as per the CDC Guidelines.

Stay home except to get medical care. Avoid all contact with others, particularly if you haven’t been in contact with them since your exposure.

Step 1

Seek Advice about Testing

Contact Murray State Health Services/Village Medical Primary Care of Murray, (phone: 270.809.3809 or msu.healthservices@murraystate.edu) or your own medical provider, to determine the level of exposure and possible testing.

Step 2

Notify University Officials

Email msu.studentcovidquarantine@murraystate.edu with your name and M#.

If you live on campus, we will contact you with further instructions.

Step 3

Notify your instructors

Email EACH of your instructors, including Zoom, WEB, and face-to-face. Let them know the date of your possible exposure, and the date you should be able to return pending a COVID-19 test.

Step 4

Observe Quarantine, and ask for help

Limit your exposure to others until you are cleared. If you become sick, consult Health Services or your healthcare provider. Resources are available from the Racer Safe & Healthy Website.

For questions about the process, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@murraystate.edu


Racer Restart

Updated 1/20/2021

  • Rapid Tests
    Rapid tests are now available for symptomatic students at Health Services. Visit Health Services for a review of possible symptoms and how to request a rapid test.
  • Face Coverings/Masks
    Download the full Face Covering/Mask Policy.
    • You must wear face coverings/masks on campus, including but not limited to in-person classroom settings(classrooms are also required to be configured to achieve social distancing) and unless exempted with documentation by a medical professional.
    • Student documentation should be registered with the Office of Student Disability Services, which may offer classroom accommodations regarding the face covering/mask student policy.
    • Failure to comply with the face covering/mask policy may result in being subject to the Murray State Student Disciplinary Procedure.
    • You are not required to wear face coverings/masks in your residence hall room, in dining facilities upon receiving food/beverage, or in community restrooms/bathrooms.
  • Counseling Services
    The Murray State Counseling Center provides 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.  

    The Psychological Center also provides 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.
  • Flu Vaccine
    All members of the campus community are encouraged to get a flu vaccine. If you would like to receive your flu vaccine from Murray State University Health Services, please print and complete the vaccination form and bring with you to your visit.
  • Housing
    • Housing assignments and roommate information is available through myGate by reviewing your housing application.
    • Move-in will begin on Monday, August 10 through Sunday, August 16.
      Two hour appointments will be required and signup information will be sent out the week of July 27.
    • You will be allowed to have two (2) guests to assist with moving, however the time is limited to two hours to allow all residents to move-in while observing social distancing guidelines.
    • Racer One Stop will be open daily to help with any questions related to classes, scholarships, fees, tuition, advising or other University needs.
  • University Store
    • The University Store now has a selection of reusable and disposable face masks along with other PPE, hand sanitizer and wipes.
  • Wellness Center
    • Only students, faculty and staff may access the Wellness Center during this time.
    • Students will have automatic access to the Wellness Center through student fees/tuition.
    • The Wellness Center Liability Waiver must be completed online before gaining access to the facility. Waivers can be completed by visiting CampusRecConnect and signing in using your MyGate credentials.
    • Anyone accessing the Wellness Center will be required to wear a mask upon entry. Mask is to be worn throughout the facility.
    • Intramural Sports will be offered based on the ability to either effectively social distance at all times or effectively wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
    Visit the Wellness Center Racer Restart Plan for more information.
  • Housing Visitation Policy
    The Visitation Policy, has been modified.
  • Events and Student Programming
    • Groups are allowed to program at 50% capacity and at least 6 feet social distancing as determined by Facilities Management. Check with the venue to confirm the space capacity. The same regulations apply to philanthropic events.
    • Events can be held virtually.
    • Events are subject to cancellation based on attendance/violation of social distancing guidelines.
    • Enforcement of guidelines at events will be the responsibility of student organizations and organization advisors or student leaders.
    • Follow the Student Organization Guidelines for hosting events on campus
  • Campus Updates
    Campus Updates are sent out via email and posted to the website. View current and past updates for students. Current updates for campus will be listed on murraystate.edu/racerrestart. View past updates for students, faculty and staff.
  • Testing, Quarantine and Contact Tracing
    • Testing: Murray State Health Services/Primary Care/villageMD will be doing symptomatic and high-risk testing.
    • Quarantine: Students living on campus will be asked to return home to self-quarantine if exposed to COVID- 19. If they cannot return home, a place will be provided on campus.
    • Contact Tracing: VP Robertson will be contacted by Murray State Health Services/Primary Care/villageMD and the Calloway County Health Dept. on any positive cases/possible exposures resulting in a test. He will then contact appropriate units and individuals while adhering to all established health and safety protocols and confidentiality requirements.

    View University Health Procedures: Testing, Quarantine Policy and Contact Tracing