COVID-19 Information

See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.

COVID-19 cases on campus

Southeast Missouri State University will notify the campus of positive COVID-19 cases when the individual may have been on a Southeast campus within the 14 days prior to testing positive. Positive cases will be posted on this page as we become aware of them and will be reported for University employees and students.

No personally identifying information will be provided. These privacy safeguards mean that Southeast may have very limited testing information about the campus community. There may be positive test results that the University’s leadership, including faculty and staff, are not aware of, especially those that are performed off campus.

Southeast Missouri State University relies on Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center officials to determine protocols for how to handle positive tests of faculty, staff or students. These protocols guide the assessment of positive cases. These officials will also lead the effort of “contact tracing” to determine who an individual may have come into close contact with.

Any person who has had a close contact for an extended period with a known positive case of COVID-19, without the use of protective equipment like face coverings will be contacted. The local health center will make a determination based on face covering practices, social distancing and disinfection measures on the need for and length of quarantine.

Under the University face covering requirement which became effective July 13, 2020, all students, faculty and staff are required to wear a face cover when in University buildings, in addition to maintaining six feet of social distancing if possible. The University community is also asked to conduct a daily symptom check. Those who show any symptoms should stay home and consult their physician.

Confirmed cases reported to Southeast Missouri State University

This information is updated Monday through Friday. Information for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be published on the following Monday.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to the University

DATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE STUDENT
September 16, 2020 0 7
September 15, 2020 0 7
September 14, 2020 0 11
September 13, 2020 1 0
September 12, 2020 0 0
September 11, 2020 0 4
September 10, 2020 1 1
September 9, 2020 0 2
September 8, 2020 1 5
September 7, 2020 0 1
September 6, 2020 0 0
September 5, 2020 0 1
September 4, 2020 1 5
September 3, 2020 0 0
September 2, 2020 0 3
September 1, 2020 0 1
TOTAL 4 48
DATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE STUDENT
August 31, 2020 1 2
August 30, 2020 0 0
August 29, 2020 0 0
August 28, 2020 0 3
August 27, 2020 0 5
August 26, 2020 0 2
August 25, 2020 0 2
August 24, 2020 0 0
August 23, 2020 0 0
August 22, 2020 0 1
August 21, 2020 0 1
August 20, 2020 0 5
August 19, 2020 0 0
August 18, 2020 1 0
August 17, 2020 0 2
August 16, 2020 0 0
August 15, 2020 0 0
August 14, 2020 1 0
August 13, 2020 0 0
August 12, 2020 2 2
August 11, 2020 0 0
August 10, 2020 1 0
August 9, 2020 0 0
August 8, 2020 0 0
August 7, 2020 0 0
August 6, 2020 0 0
August 5, 2020 0 0
August 4, 2020 0 0
August 3, 2020 0 0
August 2, 2020 0 0
August 1, 2020 0 0
TOTAL 6 25
DATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE STUDENT
July 31, 2020 0 0
July 30, 2020 0 0
July 29, 2020 0 0
July 28, 2020 0 0
July 27, 2020 2 0
TOTAL 2 0

Quarantine/Isolation Housing

Updated 9/16/20

Units available on campus 137
Units in-use on campus 5
Percentage in use 3.65%

Students who need to quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19 exposure will be encouraged to return home. Students who are being tested for possible COVID-19 exposure, or who are required to quarantine at the direction of a local public health agency or other health care provider, must quarantine in their home or if they are unable to return home will be provided a room in Dearmont Hall during their quarantine period. Students who require isolation because of a confirmed COVID-19 test will be provided on-campus housing in a single room in Dearmont Hall. The quarantine/isolation housing in Dearmont Hall is available to students who live in on-campus housing.

Contact

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701