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If You Feel Sick

If you feel sick, you should call Baptist Medical Clinic during business hours at 601-924-9005 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • cough,
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
  • fever,
  • chills,
  • repeated shaking with chills,
  • runny nose or new sinus congestion,
  • muscle pain,
  • headache,
  • sore throat,
  • fatigue,
  • new GI symptoms, or
  • new loss of taste or smell

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately if you have:

  • trouble breathing,
  • persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
  • new confusion,
  • inability to wake or stay awake, or
  • bluish lips or face                                                

    *This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you feel you need immediate care. Notify the operator that you seek care for someone who has or may have COVID-19. When unwell, especially if you have any of the signs or symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to campus.

Source: CDC

When an Individual Becomes Sick

  • Faculty/staff/students/visitors need to report symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath). There are 11 preliminary symptoms of COVID-19 that need to be reviewed.
  • Any ill person should immediately be separated, sent home, and must call a medical provider.
  • For a persistent, elevated temperature or other CDC symptoms, call the Baptist Medical Clinic at 601-924-9005.
  • Please notify the MC COVID Hotline at 601-925-3030 or email covid19@mc.edu immediately to coordinate MC's response.
  • When a person is too ill to travel home themselves, emergency medical services will be contacted.
  • Campus security or non-family should not volunteer to provide transportation.
  • Immediately advise the person to self-isolate and obtain a list of all known close contacts.
  • If a positive COVID-19 test result is confirmed, MC will assist public health officials with contact tracing.
  • Confidentiality of health information is essential (ADA, EEOC, FERPA, HIPAA). However, public health emergency exceptions apply for a disclosure of COVID-19 case information on a limited, need-to-know basis, such as reporting to public health officials and key university personnel.

All students, faculty, and staff who report COVID-19 symptoms or who are exposed to
the virus must follow the testing, contact tracing, and quarantine protocols  established by Mississippi College, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the State of Mississippi.