We've created a cross-functional team of representatives from across campus to meet regularly in order to address the situation, share real-time updates and develop contingency plans. This group is in contact with CoxHealth (which operates the on-campus Panther Clinic) as well as the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. We remain up to date on the latest guidance from federal and state officials, and are working to develop contingency plans for how the situation might impact academics, athletics, travel and campus life.
Members of Drury University's coronavirus task force
- David Hinson – Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer
- Tijuana Julian – Executive Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students
- Beth Harville – Provost
- Aaron Jones – Vice President of University Relations
- Wendy Flanagan – Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communication
- Corey Bray – Vice President and Director of Athletics
- Kimbrea Browning – Executive Vice President for Adult and Online Education
- Kevin Kropf – Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management
- Marilyn Harris – Chief Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Officer
- Brandon Gammill – Director of Facilities Operations
- Thomas Russo – Associate Dean for International Programs
- Holly Binder – Executive Director of Housing and Residential Programs
- Christopher Johns – Director of Safety and Security
- Jason Goodman – Associate Director of Safety and Security
- Jim Fenton – Food Service Director
- Mike Brothers – Executive Director of University Relations
- Sarah Nenninger - Director of Marketing for Evening & Online
- Emelia Enquist – Web Editor
- Dr. Tim Cloyd - President, ex-officio
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance. At this time, Drury University is taking all the proper precautions to safeguard our campus community. We are working with community partners such as CoxHealth (which operates the on-campus Panther Clinic) and the Springfield Greene-County Health Department.
We are conducting or engaging in preventative measures across campus. These include increased sanitation efforts in all public spaces, including the Commons and all athletics facilities, plus additional training for our facilities staff as a refresher on sanitation best practices. This includes doorknobs, keyboards and mice in computer labs, and public restrooms. Facilities staff are also continually checking hand soap stations to ensure ample supply.
It important to be proactive about hygiene, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid close contact with others
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
Staying home if sick
Students and employees should stay home if they feel sick with a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Please do not feel the need to “tough it out” and come to class or work sick. Students should communicate with their professors and employees should be having conversations with their supervisors about any illness.
As a reminder, you can contact the Panther Clinic on campus at (417) 873-6300 if you are feeling sick.