The University of Missouri has announced they will be suspending in-person classes until Sunday. The university will remain open and faculty and staff will report to work. During this time period faculty will be instructed to put in place their plans to deliver instruction remotely. Classes will then be held remotely from March 16th to the 20th. In addition, existing online classes will continue as originally scheduled. The University plans to resume in-person classes March 30th, after the conclusion of spring break.

Also taking similar action is Truman State University not conducting in-person classes the week of March 16 in an effort to limit the possibility of exposure to the corona virus to the campus and Kirksville communities. The university believes this will give faculty and staff who traveled time to self-evaluate and assess their probability of exposure. It will also afford University leadership and academic departments the opportunity to explore a plan to complete the semester through alternative instructional methods should the need arise. Just like Mizzou the Truman campus will remain open, except for Pickler Memorial Library, the Student Recreation Center and Pershing Arena will be closed.