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Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information

This page is updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking aggressive steps to increase testing, promote vaccination against the virus, stem transmission and create forward-thinking health care solutions that benefit patients and families.

COVID-19 Testing

Dr. Bhagyashri Navalkele, medical director for Infection Prevention, was the first of UMMC's front-line employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Dr. Bhagyashri Navalkele, medical director for Infection Prevention, was the first of UMMC's front-line employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Testing is open to all Mississippians, but before visiting a county health department or other testing site, you must first be screened by a UMMC clinician to determine your likelihood of COVID-19 infection or exposure. Call 601-496-7200 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday) or complete the UMMC COVID-19 online patient screening form.

Free COVID-19 testing is available at scheduled locations around the state.

Vaccination Against COVID-19

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Mississippi State Department of Health is implementing a phased approach to prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations. Each phase balances the protection of those most at risk from COVID-19 with the protection of those who maintain essential functions of the community, such as health care, education, law enforcement, food supply and transportation.

Read more about COVID-19 confirmed cases in Mississippi from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Temporary Visitor Restrictions

To protect everyone that enters our hospitals, we have temporarily changed our visitor policy. Read more.

FAQs

These FAQs will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. To see our full list of frequently asked questions about coronavirus globally and in Mississippi, click below.

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