COVID-19 Update: Submit Vaccination Verification; Change to On-Campus Policies (July 8, 2021)

Dear Millsaps College Students,

Happy July! We hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend and are looking forward to coming home to Millsaps this fall.

As you make plans to return to campus, we wish to provide updates on how national developments on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted campus operations and to encourage you to get vaccinated.

Face masks are no longer required outdoors on campus as long as individuals are able to maintain proper social distance. In addition, the COVID-19 Response Committee is optimistic that if the percentage of our vaccinated community increases and if on-campus cases of COVID-19 remain relatively low, the college will be able to relax its COVID-19 policies, including:

  • No face masks required indoors when possible*
  • No required testing for asymptomatic individuals following a known COVID-19 exposure if that individual has been vaccinated
  • No required quarantine for asymptomatic individuals following a known COVID-19 exposure if that individual has been vaccinated

*Mask policy changes dependent on modification, amendment or suspension of Mayor Lumumba’s Safe Recovery Jackson Executive Order 5/10/21.  

Face masks will still be recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated.

While the college currently does not require its students or employees to be vaccinated, the COVID-19 Response Committee strongly encourages all members of the Millsaps community to do so. However, in order to consider relaxing its on-campus COVID-19 policies, the college must know how many community members are vaccinated. Please email a copy or photo of your vaccination card to health@millsaps.edu or fax a copy to 601-974-1768 by no later than Friday, July 30, 2021. All students who email a copy of their vaccination card by July 30 will be entered into a drawing to receive a $500 gift card!

Some quick FAQ’s: 

Don’t know where to get the vaccine? 

Visit vaccines.gov or the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Lost your vaccination card?  

Contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record or access MyIR to receive immunization records and forms online.

Unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because of health or religious reasons?  

As a reminder, at this time the college is not requiring that faculty, staff or students receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to review the state’s medical exemption policy for vaccines, or email info@millsaps.edu for additional information. 

Plan to receive your COVID-19 vaccine soon but don’t have your card right now, or have you only received one of the two shots (if applicable)?  

Email health@millsaps.edu a copy of your appointment confirmation and then follow up with photo of the vaccination card once obtained. 

Want to know when the college may update its current COVID-19 policies?  

Be on the lookout for additional information from the COVID-19 Response Committee following the vaccination submission deadline of Friday, July 30. Changes can only be made once the college is able to quantify the percentage of its vaccinated population.

Additional questions? Email info@millsaps.edu and follow @millsapsstudentlife on Instagram for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thank you for your commitment to the health of our community.

Best,

The COVID-19 Response Committee

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