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MSU Research Continuity And Response During COVID-19

Michigan State University has taken significant strides to not only maintain continuity in research but to also re-activate research on the MSU campus and in facilities across the state since the Executive Order on May 15 allowed for non-essential research to resume on-campus.

Even while working off-campus, investigators have been analyzing data, conducting peer review, working on technology transfer documentation, preparing publications and more. Particular emphasis was placed on continuing essential research and conducting new COVID-19 investigations.

Learn how we are keeping our researchers safe by visiting the Research Continuity website and see the university novel coronavirus website for updates related to campus, students, resources and more. The MSU Keep Working (remote) site also has help and resources for those working remotely.

The stories below share the latest news about the university’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, expert tips, research, and highlights of community outreach.

MSU Faculty Member Talks About Food Safety and COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Picture of the produce isle, including watermelons an other fruits and vegetables.

Felicia Wu is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Food Safety, Toxicology and Risk Assessment in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. The following is an interview…

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Spartan Alumni, Medical Laboratory Scientists Test for COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020
Box of four coronavirus testing kits

Ever wonder who conducts tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus? Who is working to find treatments and a vaccine? Across Michigan, the United States…

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4 Ways To Keep The Peace With Your Partner During Social Distancing

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Relationships will be put to the test as partners navigate the uncharted territories of spending 24/7 together, becoming both partners and co-workers sharing the same space. “It is…

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Tips for Working Successfully in a Time of Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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For many Americans, the COVID-19 outbreak has created a major shift in workplace dynamics as employees have been asked to work from home. For those who have telecommuted…

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‘Feeling Obligated’ Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A man and women in front of a tv, sitting looking away from each other.

In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of…

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Poor Internet Connection Leaves Rural Students Behind

Monday, March 2, 2020
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Slow Internet connections or limited access from homes in rural areas can contribute to students falling behind academically, according to a new report from Michigan State University’s Quello…

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