CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendation
On Aug. 11, the CDC updated its guidance on quarantine to recommend that instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5, regardless of vaccination status.
MSDH Provides Free At-home COVID-19 Tests
Beginning July 25, free at-home COVID-19 tests will be available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county health departments. Each family can receive eight tests (four packages) of BinaxNOW antigen rapid self-tests per month. No doctor’s note or documentation of any kind is necessary. These tests are not for resale.
Tests may be picked up without an appointment during regular health department hours. To find hours of operation of a county health department near you, visit HealthyMS.com/locations. If you are homebound, please order tests for delivery through www.covid.org.
If you have a positive home test result, you can report it to MSDH online at HealthyMS.com/positive. Reporting test results helps MSDH monitor COVID-19 activity in the state. For questions regarding at-home testing or reporting positive results, call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453.
The University Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 testing on campus. Call Student Health at (662) 915-7274 or Employee Health at (662) 915-6550 to schedule a test.
There are also options in Oxford/Lafayette County for COVID-19 testing. The Mississippi State Department of Health has FREE testing at the Oxford Conference Center Monday through Friday. More info and available appointments are here. Also, see this list of clinics around town offering COVID testing.
Need to report your positive COVID-19 result over the weekend or after business hours?
Fill out the UHS Self Report form, scan or take a picture of your results and upload both the form and your results to our HIPAA compliant UMBOX. Only University Health Services personnel will be able to view your documentation.
- UM COVID-19 Info Line (Available: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 662-915-3600
- UM COVID-19 Email: C19@olemiss.edu
- Baptist Memorial Hospital, North Mississippi 24-hour Hotline: (866) 941-4785
- MS State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453
For medical attention, students should call Student Health Services at 662-915-7274. Employee should call 662-915-6550.
UM Human Resources has shared the following guidance with employees.
UM faculty are encouraged to use the following guidance to continue to work flexibly, quickly, and collaboratively.