What is the university’s approach to testing for COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff?
University Health Services will have the capacity to test for students, faculty and staff who are symptomatic or those who are exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Faculty, staff and students may also use the UM Daily Symptom Checker to monitor for symptoms related to COVID-19.
Where can I get tested in Oxford?
What do I do if I have been tested for COVID-19 and I am waiting results?
If I test positive for COVID-19, what will I be expected to do?
Any student, faculty or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate and notify University Health Services as soon as possible. For Employee Health, call (662) 915-6550 and for Student Health, call (662) 915-7274.
You can also report a positive test result through the Everbridge app. Either method of reporting will alert University Health Services.
University Health Services will provide guidance involving isolation and care at home. You will be asked to identify any persons in our university community with whom you have had contact with recently before the onset of symptoms and any areas of campus you visited during that time. Faculty and staff will need to contact their supervisor and students should inform their professors to allow for accommodations if necessary. University Health Services will collaborate with the Mississippi Department of Health for contact tracing.
What should I do if my roommate or close contact feels sick or tests positive?
If your roommate or close contact feels sick, call University Student Health at (662) 915-7274 or your healthcare provider for guidance. If you get tested for COVID-19, you should quarantine until you know the results of your test.
If your roommate or close contact tests positive for COVID-19, you would be a close contact to a confirmed positive case and should quarantine for 14 days from the date of the last exposure to the person who tested positive. Contact tracing efforts related to positive cases are conducted by the Mississippi State Department of Health, supported by UM, and you may be contacted as part of these efforts.
- For health guidance, contact University Health Services (Student Health, (662) 915-7274) or your healthcare provider.
- If you are an on-campus resident, contact Student Housing at (662)915-7328 to discuss quarantine options.
- Contact your instructors to let them know that you are sick, quarantined or have some other health-related absence.
What if I need to isolate or quarantine?
Students who need to isolate or quarantine should visit the webpage “What if I have to isolate or quarantine?” and complete the COVID-19 Student Self–Report Form, which will help quarantined or isolated students receive university support. No information from this form will be used for student conduct purposes. Contact the Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions about the self-report form. Faculty and staff who need to isolate or quarantine should contact University Health Services for more information.
What if I need help after hours?
Baptist Memorial Hospital, North Mississippi 24-hour hotline: (866) 941-4785
Baptist Memorial Hospital, North Mississippi: (662) 636-1000
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline, seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: (877) 978-6453
Urgent Care: There are several clinics with extended hour options in Oxford. See a list of urgent care clinics here.