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Information for MC Students, Faculty and Staff about COVID-19

Plans for Start of Fall Semester 2022

August 3, 2022

Dear MC Family,

Welcome to the fall 2022 semester at Mississippi College!

We are excited to have new and returning faculty, staff, and students on our beautiful campus to start a new academic year.

The University will be operating under normal conditions for the start of the fall 2022 semester. The following COVID-19 protocols have been updated:


  • MC strongly encourages everyone to stay protected against COVID-19 by getting the primary vaccine series, then staying up-to-date with a booster dose if eligible. Vaccines are available from a variety of local health departments and pharmacies.
  • Students in certain programs, such as the Physician Assistant Program, the MC Law School, or the School of Nursing, may be required to adhere to additional COVID-19 protocols developed specifically for their respective disciplines and locations. 

Testing, reporting, and isolation

  • COVID-19 tests are available from local health departments, pharmacies, and the federal government’s website,, which allows sign-up for free tests shipped directly to home addresses.
  • Students and employees are not required to report positive test results to the University, but they are expected to follow CDC guidelines for isolation.
  • Students and employees should not ignore the symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus for work or for class.

Masks and classrooms

  • Masks are not required on MC property, but individuals are always welcome to wear them. Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Residential students who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to go home, isolate for five days, then wear a mask for an additional five days while in a classroom or other indoor space. There will be no quarantine or isolation accommodations on campus.
  • MC faculty may require students to wear masks in their classrooms and offices.
  • Students who contract COVID-19 will be responsible for notifying their instructors and working with them to determine how to make up missed classes and coursework.

Pandemic information, resources

  • MC will no longer maintain a University-specific COVID-19 dashboard.
  • Signs encouraging hand-washing and proper COVID-19 etiquette have been placed in public restrooms on campus.
  •  Questions related to COVID-19 can be sent via email to

Should circumstances require revisions to these protocols, we must remain flexible and willing to accommodate any changes.

Thank you for all you have done to prioritize the health and safety of our MC Family.

Dr. Keith Elder
Executive Vice President and Provost

Laura Jackson

Visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website for the latest information. For questions specific to MC, email