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COVID-19 Resources

The Michigan State University College of Nursing takes COVID-19 seriously. As nurses, it is our shared responsibility to see that we take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and communities. On this page, you will find links to important resources, as well as a convenient FAQ as to how the college is dealing with this crisis, in addition to other guidance.

UPDATE (08/22/22):

MSU exemptions granted through MSU may not be accepted by our health care partners. The college is required to adhere to all expectations required by our clinical partners. Failure to comply with vaccination and booster requirements may prevent or delay program progression.

MSU guidelines are available on the “Together We Can” website. Some guidelines we want to point out, in particular:

  • All students and employees must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster shot (or be on the path to do so) or have applied for and received an approved exemption. Record your vaccinations and booster here. The next COVID-19 vaccine/booster clinic will be held Aug. 31 at the Breslin Center.
  • Information on what students and employees should do if they test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to it can be found on our guidance page. It is no longer required to report a positive case to the university.
  • At this time, MSU has lifted its face-covering directive, and masks no longer are required indoors, including in classrooms.
    • Masks are required in the nursing lab and simulation areas and in all health care settings.
  • Although the Early Detection Program and on-campus testing at the Clinical Center have ended, community testing is widely available in the East Lansing area and throughout the state and country. At-home tests are available to order for free. Students with significant symptoms who visit Olin Health Center will be tested if medically appropriate. You may also utilize the state of Michigan’s test location finder. MSU is actively planning for additional testing opportunities on campus this fall. For those with approved medical and religious exemptions, routine testing no longer is required.

The College of Nursing requires Covid-19 vaccination and booster.

  • Students submit validation of your vaccines and booster to Robert Crawley at:
  • Faculty must submit validation of Covid-19 vaccination to Shawn McBee at:

Guidelines for a positive covid test or a positive exposure are available on the MSU guidelines site.

  • Positive covid requires isolation for 5 days. If symptom free, persons may return to campus and are required to wear a high-quality mask for an additional 5 days.
  • Positive covid exposures are to wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and monitor for symptoms. Plan to test for covid on day 5 or 6 with or without symptoms. More here.


MSU is monitoring recommendations from the health department on the outbreak of monkeypox in the US. Those interested in more information can click visit the CDC website:

Judicious handwashing and hygiene practices remain the most effective method to reduce the incidence of illness.