Original ArticlesMitigating the Spread of COVID-19 Differential Perceptions of Midwestern University StudentsMyroniuk, Tyler W. PhD; Lewis, Kaleea R. PhD; Hermsen, Joan M. PhD; Schatz, Enid PhD Author Information University of Missouri, Columbia. Correspondence: Tyler W. Myroniuk, PhD, School of Health Professions, Department of Public Health, University of Missouri-Columbia, 826 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO 65201 ([email protected]). In fall 2020, the University of Missouri CARES funding and other internal funding sources, as well as support from SIEMENS Healthineers, funded the MU Study of Seropositivity and Risk for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The study was reviewed and approved under University of Missouri IRB protocol #2028427. The authors thank Mark McIntosh, Stevan Whitt, John Middleton, and the MU Incident Command Team, who foresaw the importance of this study and facilitated its creation. The authors also could not have successfully collected these data without the support of Student Information Services and Human Resources to supply randomly selected e-mail lists (Chase Hickman, Allen Johanning, Jeremy Wiebold), IT staff, who helped with appointment and Web site development (Lei Jiang), the team of consenters (Ifeolu David, Brady Chung, Emma Foust, Emily Perisho, Kamilla Sarvestani, Peyton Kusgen, Megan Polniak, Sarah Simmons, Tess Willemse), the clinical staff (Julie Stilley, Shannen Woodrey, Allison Thomas, Collin Welch, Ella Bochenski, Madison Enright, Madison Hassler, Tess Goldenberger), their Student Health partners (Jamie Shutter, Scott Henderson), the REDCap survey and data collection design team (Ifeolu David, Abu Mosa, Vasanthi Mandhadi), the risk survey and qualitative study teams (Ifeolu David, Michelle Teti, Yerina Ranjit, Chrystal Hamilton, Haejung Shin), and the immunology laboratory team (Alexander Earhart, Mark Daniels, Yue Guan, Kim Laffey, Adam Schrum). The authors also thank the students, staff, and faculty in the University of Missouri community who participated in this study. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Family & Community Health 46(3):p 203-208, July/September 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000354 Buy Metrics Abstract Racially minoritized groups have disproportionately borne the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. We draw on Public Health Critical Race Praxis to investigate racial differences in college students' attitudes about mitigation efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and concerns about one's own and others' actions in these efforts. We used survey data from a random sample of Midwestern undergraduates (n = 620) who participated in a fall 2020 COVID-19 study; chi-square tests and logistic regression modeling were employed. Students of color were more likely than white students to report mitigation strategies as not sufficiently restrictive and that communities ought to prioritize limiting the spread of COVID-19. Students of color were also more likely to be concerned that the actions of others were spreading COVID-19. Universities need to continuously ask how their policies and practices acknowledge the broader racial context and seek the perspectives of diverse students. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.