Missouri State University President Clif Smart released a video Wednesday outlining changes that will take place at Missouri State University as a result of the city and county’s Stay At Home order.
Smart said that while the University will remain operational, with classes taking place remotely, they will be closing a majority of campus buildings.
The majority of University employees that work remotely have already transitioned to work-from-home situations, and the university is going to find other temporary work for other staff who cannot work-from-home.
However, there will be staff that must work on the campus itself, and Smart the University is going to take every precaution to protect the health and well-being of every staff member.
Smart also said that a number of employees will run out of work to do within a week or two of everyone working remotely, so the University will pay those employees 2/3 of the salary and full benefits through May 31.
The University also expanded its emergency leave policy to cover part-time employees.
Smart says the University hopes to resume normal campus operations by the fall.