Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Beginning May 6, face coverings will be optional in some indoor locations including offices and public spaces such as hallways and restrooms. Face coverings will still be required inside classrooms, laboratories, and studios. Mississippi State will provide N95 masks for any employee or student who wishes to have one. Employees can receive a N95 mask by contacting their department head. Students can pick up a N95 mask at the YMCA Building, 2nd Floor. Other face covering types continue to be available as well.
Additionally, beginning May 6 capacity limitations of all indoor facilities will increase to 75% on campus. This guidance includes auditoriums, meeting rooms, and classrooms.
Wearing a face covering, maintaining physical distancing, and getting vaccinated are all strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Employees and students are urged to continue to practice these health & safety guidelines when possible. Vaccinations are readily available via covidvaccine.umc.edu or covidvaccine.msstate.edu and across our community including OCH and at Walmart and Kroger stores. If you are fully vaccinated and it has been 2 or more weeks since your final dose in the vaccine series and you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. Employees and students who are otherwise exposed or test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine (for exposure) or isolate (for positive tests). The Longest Student Health Center continues to make COVID-19 testing available each weekday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:30 pm