Mississippi State Department of Health

COVID-19 Guidance and Prevention for Individuals and the Community
Updated May 2022

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Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (M-F 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sat 8 a.m.–noon): 877-978-6453

Preventive Steps by County

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend protective steps against COVID-19 based on the level of COVID-19 activity in your county. See the latest recommended steps by choosing your county below.

Personal Protection

If you test positive:

Business, School and Community Guidance

MSDH recommends that individuals, organizations, businesses, and facilities in Mississippi follow county-level CDC guidelines as well as any specialized recommendations below.


Long-Term Care Facilities



Links referenced
Vaccination and boosters    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
Prevention for special populations (Evusheld)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,24118,420,878,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
Treatment options for COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23537,420,878,html
County-level protective measures from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
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
CDC guidance for K-12 schools    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/
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
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 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
Oral Antivirals for COVID-19 Treatment in Long-Term Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,15498,420,pdf/Antivirals_for_LTC.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
Nursing Home Visitation: Frequently Asked Questions (CMS)    https://www.cms.gov/files/document/nursing-home-visitation-faq-1223.pdf
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/files/document/qso-20-38-nh-revised.pdf
Interpreting Antigen Test Results in Long-Term Care Facilities    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hcp/Considerations-for-Interpretation-of-SARS-CoV-2-Antigen-Tests-in-Long-Term-Care-Facilities.pdf

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