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As COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri and Greene County, Missouri State University is also seeing cases since in-person classes began on Aug. 17. 

The White House Coronavirus task force said Missouri remains in the “red zone” for new COVID-19 cases as of a Sept. 6 report, with the seventh-highest rate in the country

In the second week of classes, Missouri State logged 383 new COVID-19 cases. Twenty percent of those positive cases live on campus, according to David Hall, director of university safety. 

The university may take disciplinary actions against students who violate the campus rules and COVID-19 protections. 

Students have been expected to follow masking guidelines on campus, where there were 22 mask-related discipline referrals as of the week of Sept. 7. Additionally, students aren’t allowed to have visitors in their rooms, which 25 students who live on campus were issued referrals for having guests in their rooms. 

The college has contracted with area hotels to house students who must quarantine and live on campus. 

Here’s how to track cases at MSU and see Greene County’s COVID-19 cases compared. 

Missouri State University COVID-19 tracker

Here’s how you can track COVID-19 cases at Missouri State. All data is from the weekday updates from the university’s data dashboard and has been updated as of Tuesday, Sept. 15. 

Can’t see the chart? Click here. 

See COVID-19 cases in Greene County compared

See the new daily COVID-19 cases in Greene County compared to Missouri by scrolling over the corresponding line on the graph. Note: the scale for new cases is larger for the state than the county. 

For more ways to track covonavirus: Compare the COVID-19 curve nationally, state-wide

News-Leader reporters Claudette Riley, Austin Huguelet and other staff contributed to this report. 

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