- As of May 13, the university has disbursed $2,181,503 in emergency assistance grants to 1,436 students through funding provided by the federal CARES Act.
- FAQs have been added to the COVID-19 site related to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- Behind the Firewalls: IT staff works to keep university’s learning, teaching and operations moving remotely
- University celebrating National Nurses Week: Nursing staff on front lines with providers assisting in COVID-19 response
- Senior class gift will aid fellow students during COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund
- UM Class of 2020, graduates celebrated during live, virtual event
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Other Things to Know
Gov. Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1480 extending the “Safer at Home Order” for two more weeks until Monday, May 25. The order lays out guidelines and protocols for salons, barbershops and gyms to reopen.
The City of Oxford approved a sixth COVID-19 emergency resolution, which includes a reopening of dining rooms while following strict guidelines in accordance with Gov. Reeves’ executive order 1480 and the “Serving Oxford Safely” Phase I recovery plan.
List of Oxford restaurants that have reopened or remain closed
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.
- May 14: Hattiesburg, Vernon Dahmer Park
- May 14: New Albany, Union County Fairgrounds
- May 15: Quitman, Clarke County EMA
- May 15: North Carrollton, JZ George High School
- May 16: Waynesboro, Waynesboro City Auditorium
- May 16: Corinth, Crossroads Arena
Inc. magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will team up this Friday, May 15 for the eighth virtual National Small Business Town Hall to help small business owners and sole proprietors alike navigate the programs that are available to them. The event starts at 11 a.m. CDT. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
On Thursday, May 21, 12–12:30 p.m. CT, ActiveHealth and the Mississippi State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan is offering a FREE 30-minute webinar to learn more about available health and well-being resources. It will highlight support resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this site to register.
- “The Longest Time,” a social distance singing project by the Phoenix Chamber Choir of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 7: “The Office” cast reunites for Zoom wedding
There are university studies and surveys available that welcome your participation. Below is information how you can learn about them and participate.
- Measurement of COVID-19 Health Impact (MOCHI): uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4O5zfNRsjf0zF65