Wednesday 24 November 2021 COVID-19 Updates
- Moderna: first dose before December 6, second dose before January 3.
- Pfizer: first dose by December 13, second dose by January 3.
- Johnson & Johnson: single dose before January 3.
COVID-19 testing on campus
- Text “2020” to 833-991-3009 OR click this link: http://86borders.com/l/68415e8f
- Fill in the intake form for testing
- You will receive a confirmation # to present at the test location
- Show up any day, any time during that week’s testing hours (with your university-affiliated ID).
fighting the flu
- An annual 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 preventive measures every day to prevent the spread of flu viruses. Avoid close contact with sick people; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; cover your cough; sneeze into the crook of your elbow (instead of your hands); and wash your hands often (with soap and water).
- Take antivirals if your doctor prescribes them. Antiviral medicines can be used to treat the flu and can make the illness milder and shorten the time you are sick.
Preparing for the holidays
During the Thanksgiving holiday season, take extra precautions, especially if you’re hosting events and/or traveling:
- Stay away from those who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home to avoid contact with others and do not go to school, work, meetings or events.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, cutlery, drinks, lipstick or other items with others.
- If you’re hosting events, remind people to stay home if they’re sick or have COVID-19-related symptoms. If you or others are not feeling well, cancel the meeting or do not attend the meeting.
- Consider taking a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after a meeting and encourage your guests to do the same.
- Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, are ill or test positive for COVID-19.
News stories and resources
- MSDH reported the following information for COVID-19 cases in Mississippi (as of November 22):
- 265 new cases, 13 new deaths and 21 outbreaks from long-term care facilities.
- Mississippi vaccination report (from November 23):
- 3,180,453 total doses administered; 1,593,926 people who receive 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 the total population fully vaccinated.