Mississippi State Department of Health
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Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (7 days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.): 877-978-6453

Personal Protection

If you test postive:

MSDH recommends the following steps to control the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination if you are eligible.
  • Wear a mask in all indoor public settings, even if you are vaccinated.
  • If you are 65 years of age or older, you should avoid all indoor mass gatherings, even if you have been vaccinated.
  • If you have a chronic medical condition, you should avoid all indoor mass gatherings, even if you have been vaccinated.

Business and Community Guidance

MSDH also recommends that individuals, organizations, businesses, and facilities in Mississippi follow appropriate CDC guidelines and recommendations for the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Child Care Facilities

Colleges and Universities

K-12 Schools

Long-Term Care Facilities

Residents in long-term care facilities such nursing homes and assisted living facilities are at high risk from COVID-19, and the virus can spread quickly in these environments.

Staff and residents should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent infection and transmission in this highly vulnerable population.

General Information



Links referenced
More about vaccinations and how to get one    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
Vaccination    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
Getting tested for COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html
If you are exposed to COVID-19: When to quarantine    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22245,420,878,html
How long to isolate    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22245,420,878,html
Getting monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23537,420,878,html
Travel planning    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/
MSDH Guidance for Restaurants and Other Workplaces    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,15099,420,pdf/Restaurant_and_Workplace_Guidance.pdf
Business and workplace    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/
Correctional and detention facilities    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/correction-detention/
Funeral homes    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/funeral-faqs.html
Workplaces and restaurants    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
Other community institutions    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/
MSDH COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,15289,420,pdf/Childcare_C19_guidance.pdf
CDC Guidance for Operating Childcare Programs During COVID-19    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/child-care-guidance.html
CDC Guidelines for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html
Youth and Summer Camps Readiness and Planning Tool    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/camp-planning-tool.pdf
MSDH COVID-19 Guidance for Colleges and Universities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,10472,420,pdf/College_and_university_COVID19_guidance.pdf
CDC college and university guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/
MSDH Guidance for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in K-12 Settings    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,14912,420,pdf/K-12_C19_Guidance2021.pdf
School guidance from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/
MSDH Prevention and Response Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,10151,420,pdf/COVID-19_LTCF_Guidance.pdf
Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,15498,420,pdf/mAb_for_LTC_outbreaks.pdf
Guidelines for Visitation in Nursing Homes (CMS)    https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/nursing-home-visitation-covid-19-revised
Visitation, testing and staff guidance for all facility types (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
Long-Term Care Facility Testing Requirements (CMS)    https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/interim-final-rule-ifc-cms-3401-ifc-additional-policy-and-regulatory-revisions-response-covid-19
Interpreting Antigen Test Results in Long-Term Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,11390,420,pdf/Antigen_Tests_LTCF.pdf
Current COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,html
Full COVID-19 information from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/covid-19/
Handouts: Basic disease prevention, handwashing and more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,334,html
ASL, Spanish and Vietnamese materials    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,868,html

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