A word of thanks during National Nurse Practitioner Week
This week, we celebrate our nurse practitioners for National Nurse Practitioner Week. They are integral to our team and have answered the call to continue to go above and beyond to serve our students during the pandemic. From everyone at University Health Services and the entire campus community, we wish to thank Jeni Bond, Lauren Durham, Miele Hudspeth, Corey Mauldin, and Millie Wright for their contributions to our society and our community. Your dedication and service help make this university so very special and, for that, we thank you.
Alex Langhart, Director of University Health Services
V. B. Harrison Health Center
V. B. Harrison Health Center
Expanded COVID-19 testing available before Thanksgiving; secure your spot now
The university has increased the number of available asymptomatic testing days. All students, faculty, and staff can get tested, including those who have been tested previously. Email invitation will continue to be sent out each week remaining in the fall semester, however, now all appointment times are open and people can secure their preferred appointment date from the remaining dates of November 19, 20, 23, 24, & 25. Remember that there is no charge for this asymptomatic testing through the university. Look for the email invitation from the Office of the Provost.
Rebel Market and other dining facilities on campus will be open Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 23-25. All dining facilities except the Marketplace at Residential College will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and only a few will be open on Friday, Nov. 27 before everything closes for the break.
Decision flow charts for determining what to do after you have taken a COVID-19 test
Check out these helpful flow charts that offer options for what to do based on why you took a COVID-19 test and the results of the test. The flow charts outline what you should do in the following situations:
- You take a PCR COVID test because you have symptoms
- You take a PCR COVID test because you had close contact with someone who has COVID
- You take a PCR COVID test as surveillance testing
- You take a rapid (Antigen) COVID test
SAP software upgrade
SAP, myOleMiss and myU systems will be unavailable Friday, Nov. 13 beginning at 5 p.m. to perform an SAP software upgrade.
University COVID-19-related news stories
- Why Flu Vaccinations Are More Important than Ever
- Understanding COVID-19 Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe
- Can Thanksgiving holiday be fully celebrated in COVID-19 era?
- Institute of Child Nutrition transitioned to offer virtual services nationally in wake of COVID-19
- Pen pal program lets PT students ease local shut-ins’ isolation
- Opera Theatre actors use safety protocols for dramatic effect in two live performances
- UM theatre and film professor brings drawing course to life via Zoom
Residence halls operations during the holidays
For on-campus residents, most residence halls will close Wednesday, Nov. 25, at noon and reopen Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. Students in Wintersession classes can return to their residence hall on Sunday, Jan. 3 at noon. Some residence halls will stay open over the break – more info here. If you want to request on- or off-campus housing over Winter Break, submit the Break Housing Request form in the Student Housing Portal or contact UMatter for help.
Before leaving on-campus housing for the semester:
- Close the windows.
- Open the blinds and curtains to let the sun in (unless you’re on the ground floor).
- Unplug appliances, including cleaning out fridges and letting them defrost.
- Take out the trash.
- Take anything you’ll need over the break.
- Turn off the lights.
- Checkout at the front desk with your Ole Miss ID.
The American College Health Association issued end-of-the-semester guidance for university students.
Faculty and Staff
Resources to stay well
RebelWell is a campus and community wellness program designed to support employees as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, and enhance personal effectiveness. RebelWell offers a variety of activities such as nutritional education, on-site fitness classes, and more. Check out the RebelWell site to find wellness programs and activities right for you including resources during COVID-19. Programs that focus on worksite wellness ultimately benefit everyone involved: an employee’s quality of life is improved, which supports efficiency and raises quality of work in the workplace. Watch for a new program to launch in November for eligible-employees!
Other Things to Know
On the Lighter Side
- More Olive and Mabel: “Her work is swift and ruthless and largely ineffective”
- ‘Lockdown’ is a British dictionary’s word of the year
- This Week in Photos at Ole Miss
- UM COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checker
- UM confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees and students
- UM COVID-19 Dashboard
- Information about UMMC COVID-19 Testing
- Mississippi State Department of Health COVID-19 Testing
- Information for Students and Families
- Information for Faculty
- Information for Staff
- SAA-sponsored Student Activities Around Campus
- Campus Ready: Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020
- Frequently Asked Questions
- “Are You Ready?” Pledge
- City of Oxford Upcoming Events