Maryville holds the health and safety of our campus community as a top priority and wants to ensure that all of our community members have access to information about the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring the situation per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updates will be posted on this site as available. Please check back regularly.
- Why did Maryville decide to extend virtual classes through the end of the spring semester?
As a result of the developing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve made the decision to suspend on-campus classes and remain virtual through the end of the spring semester, including final exams. This difficult decision was made in consultation with our local health officials, under guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and with our utmost concern for your health and safety as the ultimate determining factor.
- What if I don’t have internet access to complete my courses virtually?
Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi internet access to students impacted. Beginning March 16, 2020 Spectrum will make its services free for 60 days to households with K-12 and college students who don’t already have internet service. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- What if I am in a class with experiential learning requirements?
Please direct questions about individual courses to your instructor through Canvas. Faculty are reviewing alternatives for students unable to complete practicums, internships, student teaching, clinicals, and other experiential learning requirements.
- As a Federal work study student, will I still continue to get paid if I’m not at work?
Federal work study will continue to be paid through the remainder of the semester. Federal work study students should contact their supervisor to determine what if any work can be completed remotely. Students will not work on campus.
- The pandemic is a lot to handle. What should I do if I’m concerned about my or someone else’s mental health?
Maryville students always have access to counseling support. We offer a 24-7 Support Line for students. You can call the line to speak with a mental health professional free of charge anytime of the day or night. Reach the Support Line at 314-529-6630. At any time, if you or someone you know is in crisis, you can also call the National Suicide Prevision Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 741741.
Other mental health resources can be found at: https://www.maryville.edu/studentlife/services-programs/personal-counseling/.
- How long will the stay-at-home order in St. Louis County last and what buildings and services will remain open?
Both the Mayor of St. Louis and the County Executive of St. Louis County have extended the stay-at-home order indefinitely, with a plan to re-evaluate in mid-May. At this time, all Maryville buildings are closed except for Public Safety and some apartments in which students needing to reside on campus are being housed. All other buildings will be closed. Numerous student services are available online such as library resources, counseling, life coaching, etc.
- Will Maryville continue to offer campus visits to prospective students?
No. Now that the St. Louis County and City have issued a stay-at-home order, families may participate in a live online admissions information session by clicking here.
- Does Maryville have any known COVID-19 cases?
Maryville University’s community comprises students and faculty who live across the country. With this in mind, we have learned of community members who have tested positive for COVID-19; however, none of these positive cases posed an exposure risk for the campus community in St. Louis.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, we anticipate that we will learn of more community members with positive cases across the country and locally in St. Louis. As we learn of individuals testing positive for COVID-19, we will work with the St. Louis County Health Department and the CDC to identify any potential for exposure to our on-campus population and follow their advice. Our actions to move to a virtual environment on March 16 and closing the residence halls this past week was done in an effort to mitigate, as much as possible, the potential exposure for our on-campus community as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.
- What is the status of cases of COVID-19 in Missouri?
For updated state information, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.
- What is the procedure if a student or employee is tested?
The university in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC would work to quarantine the individual identified for testing and to identify any individuals who may have been exposed and need to observe self-isolation. Typically this would include, but is not limited to, family members, close friends, roommates and others who have had ongoing, close, prolonged contact with the individual.
- What if a member of Maryville’s on-campus community tests positive?
We will work with local health officials to determine appropriate housing for anyone infected for the period they need to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms. In the event that an infected student is advised by local health officials to stay on campus, we have an inventory of rooms prepared for quarantining such individuals, and the services and personnel prepared to accommodate this special circumstance.
- I may have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
If you have had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 you should self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for signs and symptoms of coronavirus including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is constantly evolving and can vary by location. Check with your primary care provider and local health department if symptoms develop to determine if testing is indicated.
You can also call your local coronavirus hotline. If you are a Missouri resident, call 314-615-2660. If you are a resident of another state, contact your county or state health department.
- Are there steps individuals, families and communities can take to help prepare if there is a widespread transmission of the coronavirus?
If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa Munch, MSN, FNP, Director of Health and Wellness at 314-529-9520, email@example.com, or Dr. Nina Caldwell, Vice President for Student Life at 314-529-9283, firstname.lastname@example.org.