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COVID-19 Information

Captions available as soon as possible, no later than April 6.

Previous videos:


  • MSU Extension is offering Reflect & Connect sessions for faculty and staff. See upcoming sessions
  • Culture of Caring will offer small group discussions Wednesdays in April. See more details

In the News

  • MSU College of Human Medicine epidemiologist Nigel Paneth and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic led the development of a website to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection. Read more: National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Website for Providers, Patients Launched
  • A new MSU initiative will allow 61 Spartan MDs and other health care students to enter the workforce early to join the fight against COVID-19. Rapidly increasing the number of physicians in our hospital is core for our contribution to the communities across the state.
  • First-year student Neej Patel is working with Med Supply Drive to collect and donate unused PPE to local hospitals, ERs, and clinics in Michigan. Learn more about his efforts and how to can get involved. Related media: Michigan Radio.
  • The Department of Translational Neuroscience teamed up with Crafters Combating COVID to help meet the growing demand for PPE at local hospitals. Michigan State University researchers used the autoclave machine at the Grand Rapids Research Center to sterilize hundreds of masks before being delivered.
  • MSU College of Human Medicine experts weigh in on health-related questions from Bridge Magazine readers
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, discusses his thoughts on the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Aron Sousa, MD, interim dean of the College of Human Medicine, is encouraging people to practice social distancing. Read more on WLNS 6.
  • Bengt Arnetz, MD, discusses the importance of managing your stress, fatigue and energy levels during the pandemic. Watch the video.

What is the curve?

I want to be clear, social distancing is our only way to control this virus, and it is how we will save lives." - Aron Sousa, MD, Interim Dean

Read more - Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Social Distancing

Getting this virus will not particularly harm most of us, but it is particularly deadly to older people and those with significant comorbid conditions. The way we all contribute to keeping our family and neighbors healthy and safe is to engage in social distancing:

  • If you are sick stay home. You are sick if you have some version of cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
  • Keep groups of people small.
  • If you can have people work at home, work toward that – we are trying to get as many people working at home as possible. 
  • Stay away from crowds and big events.
  • If you run large events, cancel them. 
  • Stay out of planes, buses, and trains.
  • Limit or postpone travel.
  • Support the idea of social distancing.
  • Maintain distance between yourself and others.