General Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is a federal agency operating under the Department of Health and Human Services and is the leading national public health institute of the United States. They provided up-to-date and reliable information through CDC web page for COVID-19 and resources for managing anxiety and stress.

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) Hotline: 877-435-8411

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Aetna will waive co-pays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This policy will cover the cost of physician-ordered testing for patients who meet CDC guidelines. Aetna will waive the member costs associated with diagnostic testing at any authorized location for all Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business.

MU Resources

MU Alert

The official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Check the website for updates on the campus including university notifications regarding COVID-19.

MU International Center

The International Center provides updates for international students regarding COVID-19, see the website for more information. 

MU Counseling Center

MU Counseling Center offers professional mental health services at no additional cost to Mizzou students. Crisis and consultation services are available 24 hours per day by calling 572-882-6601. For more information, please refer to MU Counseling Center website.

MU Health Care: Video Visits

Video visits is the service provided by the MU Health Care, which provides a faster, easier way to see a health care provider. With video visits, you can see one anytime from your smartphone, tablet or computer. It is easy to use, private and secure. It’s free to enroll, and visits cost $10, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please refer to MU Health Care webpage.

Student Health and Wellbeing

Noon meditation: Student Health and Well-Being is offering noon meditation 12:00-12:30 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the remainder of the semester. Participate at


Tips: Minimizing bias-based harm to students

  1. Update accurate information and scientific facts about COVID-19 through trusted sources, namely the Center of Disease Control (CDC); World Health Organization (WHO), and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Information shared by other sources may be unverified and conflicting.
  2. Acknowledge the fear, confusion, panic or uncertainty that you and people around you may experience. It is completely normal to have such feelings.
  3. Learn and share verified information about the real risks and the basic steps to protect ourselves (including limiting access to the news, internet, and social media)
  4. Avoid travelling or any non-essential activities


Sanvello is a phone app that can help you develop skills and habits to improve mood, decrease anxiety, and enjoy your best mental health. Download the app on the app store, iTunes, or Google Play, and register an account using your university email.


Last Updated: March 19, 2020.