Vikings Stronger Together: MVC COVID-19 Information

The entire Viking community has taken many steps to combat the spread and keep our campus community safe. Click here for the Vikings Stronger Together safety plan.

  • 10/15/20 Update: MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE UPDATED SPECTATOR POLICY

    Missouri Valley College Athletic Director Tom Fifer announced an update to the college’s spectator policy that is in place for the 2020-21 athletic year and a new partnership with Hometown Ticketing.

    Beginning with the Friday, Oct. 16 volleyball match against Baker (Kan.), the college will use Hometown Ticketing for all spectators to gain admittance at home events.  Spectators will be expected to reserve their ticket through Hometown Ticketing, which will create a QR code on their phone or mobile device.  The code will be scanned when entering a sporting event.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a limited number of tickets available. Those eligible to reserve tickets include:

    Missouri Valley College Students: Students will use their Missouri Valley College individual student ID number to reserve one free ticket for each home sporting event through Hometown Ticketing.  To enter a sporting event, students must have their ticket and their Campus Clear app downloaded to their phone or mobile device.

    Missouri Valley College Faculty & Staff: All Missouri Valley College faculty and staff members can reserve up to two free tickets (employee and one guest) for each sporting event.  Missouri Valley College faculty and staff will use their employee ID number to reserve tickets for each home sporting event through Hometown Ticketing, and all in your party must enter the sporting event at the same time.  Tickets and the Campus Clear app must be downloaded to faculty and staff members’ phone or mobile device. Guests will undergo a health screening prior to admittance.

    Guests of Game Day Participants:  Each student-athlete will receive two guest tickets for the sporting event in which they are participating.  Each student-athlete will receive a specific code to use for purchasing the two tickets to their respective events.  Guests using tickets from game day participants will need to download the tickets onto their phone or mobile device, and will undergo a temperature check & health screening prior to admittance.

    The “home” side of Volney C. Ashford Stadium (the west stands) will be reserved for ONLY Missouri Valley College students, faculty and staff.  Everyone else in attendance will be seated on the “visitor” side (the east stands).  Missouri Valley College students, faculty or staff members must sit in the visitors section if they wish to sit with any off-campus guest(s) in attendance.

    Missouri Valley College will continue to follow the guidelines set by the Heart Promise by limiting the number of spectators at Volney C. Ashford Stadium and Burns Athletic Complex to 50 percent capacity.  Spectators must wear face coverings and practice social distancing while in attendance at sporting events.  No visiting team fans will be allowed to attend sporting events at Missouri Valley College in compliance with the Heart Promise.

  • 10/10/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through October 10):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $633,201 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.
    • 906 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.
    • 906 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00

    Missouri Valley Institution Share of Emergency Fund Grants

    The Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund also included Institutional Grants. In connection with the Institutional Grants, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the acknowledgement that MVC intends to use the Institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist MVC with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • $726,027 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid for Institutional Grants.
    • $411,155.67–    Total amount Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students for refunds for prorated room and board charges associated with the change from face-to-face to online delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus as of October 10, 2020.
    • 467 –     Total number of students at MVC who received refunds of prorated room and board charges as of October 10. 2020.
    • $314,871.33 – Amount remaining as of October 10, 2020 for other costs associated with other significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
  • 9/10/2020: MVC Athletics Spectator Policy

    Missouri Valley College has implemented a new spectator policy beginning with the fall 2020 competition season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an effort to keep the campus community as safe as possible, the decision has been made that all on-campus sporting events will be closed to the general public.  The only spectators allowed will be Missouri Valley College students, faculty and staff with a valid Missouri Valley ID, and all must follow the guidlines currently in place by the college.  In addition, there will be no Viking Tailgate Zone prior to home football games this season.

    Live video of varsity home contests can be found here.

    Information on spectator policies for all Heart of America Athletic Conference schools can be found here.

  • 9/1/2020 Update: MVC Continues COVID-19 Testing

    Dr. Heath Morgan, Missouri Valley College vice president of student affairs, said that over 200 additional COVID-19 tests have been performed at the Student Health Center since the August 25 update.

    • 1,675 individuals tested (includes staff, faculty, students and dining hall employees)

    • 11 confirmed positive tests

    • Eight of the 11 positive cases have recovered and returned to normal activity

    • The three current positives are in quarantine at their homes.

    • The ratio of positives to tested is .65%.

  • 8/26/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through August 26):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $631,801 –    Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 26, 2020.
    • 904 –     Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 26, 2020.
    • 904 –    Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of  August 26, 2020

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00

    Missouri Valley Institution Share of Emergency Fund Grants

    The Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund also included Institutional Grants. In connection with the Institutional Grants, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the acknowledgement that MVC intends to use the Institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist MVC with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • $726,027 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid for Institutional Grants.
    • $411,155.67–    Total amount Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students for refunds for prorated room and board charges associated with the change from face-to-face to online delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus as of August 26, 2020.
    • 467 –     Total number of students at MVC who received refunds of prorated room and board charges as of August 26. 2020.
    • $314,871.33 – Amount remaining as of August 26, 2020 for other costs associated with other significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
  • 7/29 Update: Student Return-to-Campus Information

  • 7/10/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through July 10):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $633,201 –    Total amount Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.
    • 906 –     Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.
    • 906 –    Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00

    Missouri Valley Institution Share of Emergency Fund Grants

    The Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund also included Institutional Grants. In connection with the Institutional Grants, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the acknowledgement that MVC intends to use the Institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist MVC with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • $726,027 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid for Institutional Grants.
    • $ 408,194–    Total amount Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students for refunds for prorated room and board charges associated the change from face-to-face to online delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus as of July 10, 2020.
    • 465 –     Total number of students at MVC who received refunds of prorated room and board charges as of July 10. 2020.
    • $317,833 – Amount remaining as of July 10, 2020 for other costs associated with other significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
  • 7/6/20: Update

    On Monday, July 6, 2020, the College was notified that two MVC staff  members have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals have been instructed to quarantine at home. MVC employees working in the same campus buildings as the positive cases have been notified.

    The welfare and safety of our campus community during this time is our primary concern. We understand that this is a challenging situation. We ask that you respect the privacy of these individuals. Missouri Valley College will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with local health officials. We will provide updates as they are available.


What To Do If You Are Sick

If you exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, please contact a local health authority. If you are on campus, please contact the student health center for an appointment rather than coming into the building to do so. You can contact the student health office at 660-831-4012 or email vogelsmeierc@moval.edu.

If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have traveled in the past 14 days to one of areas where a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred, OR you believe you may have been exposed to or infected with the novel coronavirus, you should:

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Seek medical advice. Call ahead to the clinic or doctor’s office before you go and tell them you may have COVID-19. This will ensure health care staff are prepared for your arrival, and they will provide instructions to limit exposure to others.
  • Students and employees should contact the MVC student health center at 660-831-4012 for instructions.
    Student-athletes should contact their athletic trainer electronically.
  • Do not travel on public transportation while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.

Campus Communications

Missouri Valley College will communicate updates via campus email and on this page. Any school closings will be communicated via MVC’s text alert system, campus email and MVC social media.

Updates from the CDC may be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the state’s website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.