Today, Chancellor Boyce shared an update with the university community including:
Parks and Recreation Areas
The Shelter-in-Place order issued April 1 by Gov. Tate Reeves closed “all places of amusement and recreation, whether indoors or outdoors,” excluding walking trails, across the State of Mississippi. The closure of those spaces remains in effect under the governor’s current Safer-At-Home order and the City of Oxford’s Stay-At-Home resolution. As a result, the university continues to prohibit all gatherings in green spaces – including the Grove, the Circle, the Insight Park Intramural Fields, recreation facilities and biking trails. The South Campus Trails are open for walking only. Please do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus by practicing social distancing. Thank you for taking steps to protect the health of our community.
SOUTH CAMPUS TRAILS ARE OPEN FOR WALKING ONLY
OPEN FOR LIMITED USE:
— The Grove
— The Circle
These areas are OPEN for essential or mission-critical faculty and employees who must access the Grove and the Circle. Pedestrian or foot traffic by the general public is permissible. These areas are CLOSED for public or group “amusement or recreation” such as picnics, social gatherings and pick-up games.
— Insight Park Intramural Fields
— South Campus Intramural
— Campus Walk Fitness Center
— Campus Walk Basketball
— Golf Course
Other Things to Know
The City of Oxford issued “Serving Oxford Safely,” the first phase of a plan approved by the Board of Aldermen to guide recovery of the local economy
Visit Oxford, the City of Oxford and Chick-fil-A are sponsoring a face coverings giveaway on Friday, May 1 at Oxford High School from 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19, including chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
UMMC and MSDH are hosting mobile COVID-19 sample collection sites. The appointment-only testing is free of charge. Anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, who wants to be tested must first undergo a free screening from a UMMC clinician through the C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage telehealth smartphone app. Those without a smartphone can call 601-496-7200.
- April 30: Bolton, Bolton Edwards Elementary/Middle School
- April 30: Greenwood, Greenwood/LeFlore Co. Civic Center
- May 1: Pittsboro, Calhoun County Extension Office
- May 1: Hazlehurst, Multipurpose Building
- May 2: Decatur, Clarke Venable Baptist Church
The Oxford Film Festival presents its second Virtual Film Festival Week (May 1-8) showcasing films that were scheduled previously for the 2020 festival’s run in local theaters.
Disney is releasing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on its Disney+ platform two months ahead of schedule due to the pandemic. The movie debuts on the platform globally on May 4.
On the Lighter Side: Traveling by Ear: Podcasts for Wandering Souls
There are a number of university studies and surveys available that welcome your participation. Below is a series of links for you to learn about them and participate.
- UM COVID-19 Student Experience Survey: uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eOMlbWMBIGoBeS1
- UM COVID-19 Faculty Experience Survey: uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XiMUw778rEtgc5
- Measurement of COVID-19 Health Impact (MOCHI): uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4O5zfNRsjf0zF65