GET YOUR COVID TEST BEFORE YOU GO HOME!
Mississippi State University encourages all of our community members to continue to follow public health guidelines as you prepare to return home during the Winter break. Doing this helps protect yourselves, your family and your communities. To help our students prepare for the break and travel during the break, the university is offering free drive through testing for students. This will allow students to be aware of their status before leaving to avoid exposing friends and family to COVID-19.
We STRONGLY encourage all students who have not had COVID in the past 90 days to participate in COVID-19 testing before leaving campus for the break. Testing will be offered as a drive through service on Wednesday, November 18; Thursday, November 19; Friday, November 20; and Monday, November 23. Testing will be available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the parking lot behind the Longest Student Health Center. Signs will guide you from either Hardy Road or Morrill Road to the lanes for testing, a tent for walk-ups will also be available. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. Test results will be available 24 to 48 hours after the test. To provide the most accurate results possible prior to traveling, the university encourages students to have the test 48 hours before traveling. This will help by limiting a student’s exposure to others after the test is performed.
This drive-through testing is only available for students, all other members of the university community should call the Longest Health Center COVID-19 hotline to schedule a test at 325-2055.