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Increased Personal Hand Hygiene

It is critical to practice healthy habits daily at Mississippi College, biological science professor Dr. Christopher Weeks advises the university family.

All students, faculty, and staff should practice enhanced personal hygiene. Wash hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching door handles, equipment, handrails, or other public surfaces. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm.
  • Dispose of used tissues. Do not reuse or save tissues in pockets.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or use of tissues.

Physical Distancing

Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms.

To practice physical distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ lengths) from other people. Employ social distancing at all times.
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
  • Observe posted maximum occupancy of rooms and maintain all furniture configurations and space setups that maximize physical distancing.
  • Students must enter and leave buildings by designated doorways.
  • No groups larger than 50% capacity of a room.
  • Do not share items (pens, etc).
  • Social gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors.