- Moderna: first dose by Dec. 6, second dose by Jan. 3.
- Pfizer: first dose by Dec. 13, second dose by Jan. 3.
- Johnson & Johnson: single dose by Jan. 3.
On-Campus COVID-19 Testing
- Text “2020” to 833-991-3009 OR click on this link: http://86borders.com/l/68415e8f
- 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.
Fighting the Flu
- A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Everyone 6 months or older should get an annual flu vaccine. Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family. Get Vaccinated.
- Take preventative actions every day to prevent the spread of flu viruses. Avoid close contact with sick people; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; cover your coughs; sneeze into the crook of your elbow (rather than your hands); and, wash your hands often (with soap and water).
- Take antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. Antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness and can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick.
Preparing for the Holidays
During the Thanksgiving holiday season, take extra precautions, especially if you are hosting events and/or traveling:
- Stay away from those who are ill.
- If you are sick, stay home to avoid contact with others and do not attend school, work, meetings or events.
- Clean commonly touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, utensils, drinks, lipstick or other items with others.
- If you are hosting events, remind people that they should remain home if they are sick or have any COVID-19-related symptoms. If you or others are not feeling well, cancel the gathering or do not attend.
- Consider taking a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after any gatherings, and encourage your guests to do the same.
- Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or if you test positive for COVID-19.
News Stories and Resources
- MSDH reported the following information for COVID-19 cases in Mississippi (as of Nov. 22):
- 265 new cases, 13 new deaths and 21 long-term care facilities outbreaks.
- Mississippi Vaccination Report (as of Nov. 23):
- 3,180,453 total doses administered; 1,593,926 people receiving at least one dose; and 1,401,862 people fully vaccinated.
- Lafayette County: 62,676 Total Doses Administered; 27,614 People Fully Vaccinated, 51% of Total Population Fully Vaccinated.