Celebrate Safely Over Labor Day Weekend
- Take celebrations outside.
- Keep it small: outdoor events are limited to 20 people, indoor events are capped at 10, based on the governor’s Executive Order 1511.
- Wear a mask.
- Don’t share food or drinks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the public’s behavior over the Labor Day holiday weekend will determine how the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. through the colder months.
“We know from prior experience as you get into the holiday weekend, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, there’s a tendency of people to be careless somewhat with regard to the public health measures,” he said. “I want to use this opportunity to almost have a plea to the people in this country to realize that we really still need to get our arms around this and to suppress these types of surges we’ve seen.” (Source: CNBC)
University COVID-19 Update
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UM COVID-19 Info Line
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The Study Abroad Office is hosting a virtual Study Abroad Fair beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every weekday. Join via Zoom to meet with exchange partners and affiliates to learn about study abroad options.
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Other Things to Know
Gov. Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1520, which updates regulations for K-12 organized extracurricular events, in effect until 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.
UMMC and MSDH are hosting mobile COVID-19 sample collection sites. The appointment-only testing is free of charge. Mississippians who want to be tested must complete a free screening from a UMMC clinician through an online screening questionnaire, or you can call the UMMC Center for Telehealth at 601-496-7200 on Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Anyone determined to need testing will be given an appointment date and time at the testing site most convenient.
Mississippi K-12 public, private and parochial teachers and school staff can be tested by appointment only, regardless of whether they show symptoms or have had close contact with someone positive for the virus, at the West Street Farmers Market in Jackson or at any one-day collection site coordinated by MSDH and UMMC. Testing is Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Street Farmers Market, corner of West and Woodrow Wilson Avenue, or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at one-day sites.
For other testing locations available statewide, please visit the MSDH website. These testing locations are not affiliated with UMMC and have their own screening and appointment processes.
MSDH Updated COVID-19 COVID Isolation, Quarantine and Outbreak Guidelines for Colleges and Universities
On the Lighter Side
- Social Distancing Travel and Activity Ideas in and Around Tupelo, Mississippi
- Check out new art in OUT bus shelters over the next few weeks
- At the V.M.A.s, Lady Gaga’s Clothes Were Good, but Her Masks Were Better
- This week in photos at Ole Miss
- UM COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checker
- UM confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees and students
- Campus Ready: Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Required “Return to Work on Campus” training for all employees
- Digital attestation of employee responsibilities
- Student and Families FAQ Video
- Faculty and Staff FAQ Video
- “Are You Ready?” Pledge
University studies and surveys
There are university studies and surveys underway that welcome your participation. Below is information on how you can learn about them and participate.
- Social Environment Changes during COVID-19 Quarantine
- Measurement of COVID-19 Health Impact (MOCHI):