Dear MC Students,
The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued guidance for colleges and universities as we prepare for the start of a new academic year. Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, masks must be worn indoors to mitigate the risk of infection.
Starting tomorrow, August 6th, masks will be required indoors for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. The only exception will be when eating or in your residence hall room.
Masks are not required outdoors, however, masks should be considered in crowded outdoor settings or during activities of close prolonged contact with others.
The mask requirement may be lifted if the number of cases in the community decreases and the vaccination rate improves. We continue to stress the importance of the COVID 19 vaccination for all eligible students, faculty, and staff.
Jonathan W. Ambrose, Ph.D.
Associate V P for the Student Experience