On Saturday afternoon, Gov. Mike Parson directed Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services director, to order statewide social distancing. The social distancing has forced Truman State University residence halls to suspend student move out until at least April 7.
Residents in the halls were directed to return to their dorms next week to pack up their belongings and check-out of their residences.
An email was sent to on-campus residents Saturday afternoon.
“No students, unless previously approved, will be allowed to come to residence halls or on-campus apartments to pick up belongings, or to check out until the Governor lifts the current directive,” the email stated.
The email stated to not attempt to contact the University to request an exception, as no exceptions will be granted.
Previously all residents were sent a link to the Residence Life website, where they would request a day to come back and check out of their on-campus residence. All of those requests have now been put on hold.
“We understand this will create inconvenience at the least and great anxiety for some, however, at this time the health and well-being of our students is our primary concern,” the email stated.