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MSU Monitoring Coronavirus

Mississippi State University is closely monitoring news and information related to COVID-2019, the worldwide health concern known as coronavirus. MSU has no known cases of this illness, but officials are in regular contact with the Mississippi Department of Health and other health officials to take all precautions to protect students, faculty and staff.  

The following resources can help you stay informed on the latest updates regarding coronavirus

Mississippi State Department of Health—Coronavirus Summary

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Coronavirus Summary

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—What the public should do

U.S. Department of State—China Travel Advisory

The CDC recommends simple steps to prevent the spread of illnesses.

REMEMBER TO TAKE EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE ACTIONS that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.

If you have additional questions or concerns about coronavirus or other health issues, contact MSU’s Longest Student Health Center and Dr. Cliff Story, director of University Health Services, at 662-325-7539.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:53 pm