FREE COVID-19 Testing Available on Campus
Starting today (Sept. 22), free PCR COVID-19 testing will be offered for symptomatic or asymptomatic students, faculty and staff at the University-Oxford Depot.
- Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.
- Saturday, 12-4 p.m. (except on home game days)
- Sundays (home game weekends only), 12-4 p.m.
To schedule your test:
- Text “2020” to 833-991-3009 OR click on this link:
- Complete the Testing Intake Form
- You will receive a confirmation # to present at the testing site
- Show up (with your University-affiliated ID) any day, any time during testing hours that week.
The walk-in testing center is at the University-Oxford Depot, 102 Depot St., located in the lower parking lot just north of the Ford Center. Designated parking is provided to individuals getting tested. If your test is positive, you will receive a phone call. Additional details about how you will receive your test results will be shared at the testing site.
MSDH FREE COVID-19 Testing in Lafayette County
COVID-19 testing is offered Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center for symptomatic or asymptomatic students, teachers, or staff members of K-12 schools and colleges/universities. Schedule an appointment.
October & November Pfizer Vaccine Clinics on Campus
Upcoming vaccine clinics administering the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 and up will be held at Johnson Commons. All clinics will offer the first or second Pfizer dose. Vaccines are FREE and no appointment is needed – simply stop by between 1-3 p.m. on any of the following dates:
- Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26
- Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and 30
Flu Shots Available On Campus
- Sept. 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Galtney-Lott Plaza
- Oct. 5, 1–4 p.m., Grove Stage
- Oct. 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Student Union patio
- Oct. 12, 1–4 p.m., Galtney-Lott Plaza
- Oct. 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., The Pavilion
The cost is $40 and can be billed to most insurance plans as university students, faculty, and staff should bring their Ole Miss ID and prescription insurance card. Costs not covered by insurance can be charged to Bursar accounts.
Indoor Mask Mandate Remains In Place on Campus
The university continues to require face coverings in indoor public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. This includes public office spaces, classrooms, conference rooms and other academic spaces like laboratories and libraries. Additionally, masks will be required while traversing public spaces in residence halls, dining facilities, the Student Union, Campus Recreation, and retail spaces. Masks will be required for extracurricular activities held in indoor on-campus spaces. Face coverings are not required when outdoors.
Featured FAQ: What is the proper way to wear masks indoors on campus?
Students and employees should follow CDC guidelines for how to wear a mask so that masks can be as effective as possible.
News Stories and Resources
- UMMC COVID-19 Patient Status (as of 9/22)
- COVID-19 Patients, Oxford/Lafayette County (as of 9/21)
- Masks required on OUT Buses
- COVID-19 Press Conference: Monoclonal antibodies, COVID-19 death rate, pregnant women’s COVID-19 risk (MSDH video)
- Talking with children about COVID-19: honesty is the best policy (UMMC News)
- CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases (CDC)
- U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November (Reuters)
- Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11 (AP News)
- FDA Panel Says Only High-Risk Americans And Those 65+ Should Get COVID Boosters (NPR)
- Six Rules That Will Define Our Second Pandemic Winter (The Atlantic)
- MSDH reported the following information for COVID-19 cases in Mississippi as of Sept. 21:
- 1,557 new cases, 22 new deaths and 103 long-term care facilities outbreaks.
- Mississippi Vaccination Report as of Sept. 22:
- 2,754,204 total doses administered; 1,487,182 people receiving at least one dose; and 1,287,822 people fully vaccinated.