Campus Water Update: Monday, February 22, 2021

The City of Jackson is still impacted by low and no water pressure. Although the water pressure is increasing on campus, it is not yet high enough for standard operation.

Anyone traveling on and off campus is reminded to take the college’s COVID-19 protocols seriously; specifically maintaining social distance, tracking symptoms with Campus Clear and washing hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Free testing locations are located throughout the state. Visit the college’s COVID-19 webpage for more information.

In other updates, the college has partnered with The Laundry Fairy, 1046 Greymont Street, to offer residential students and staff the ability to do their laundry free of charge. Simply take your laundry, soap and Millsaps ID to between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. to wash your clothes and Millsaps will pick up the tab. Students who do not have a vehicle or can’t carpool safely with another student should email studentlife@millsaps.edu to make travel arrangements.

In addition, showers continue to be an ongoing resource to all residential Millsaps students and staff at the Flowood YMCA, 690 Liberty Road, Flowood, MS, 29232, during normal operating hours. Bring your Millsaps ID card, your toiletries, a towel and shower shoes. Students who do not have a vehicle or can’t carpool safely with another student should email studentlife@millsaps.edu to make travel arrangements.

Have something you need to print? Email it to studentlife@millsaps.edu or bring the files on a flash drive to the student life offices in the third floor Campbell Center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Need to get your mind off things? The Office of Student Life is sponsoring the following activities for the rest of this week:
• Tuesday – “Get Out” movie showing hosted by the Communications Department – 8 p.m.,  AC 215
• Wednesday – Virtual Escape Room hosted by Neon Entertainment – 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
• Thursday – Green Ghost Taco Truck – 5:00 p.m., HAC parking lot
• Friday – Bingo – 7 p.m., McMullin Lecture Hall

In addition, please pay attention to these ongoing updates:

For Students:
• The college has extended remote classes through all of next week until at least Friday, February 26. Should students wish to travel home during this time, we ask that they complete this online survey as soon as possible to enable the college’s facilities department to plan for the upcoming week.
• The college cafeteria will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for brunch/lunch and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for dinner. Students will be required to take food out of the cafeteria for consumption.
• The Wesson Student Health Center will operate on the following hours:
◦ Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
◦ Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
◦ Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
◦ Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
◦ Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• Nurse Carol Landwirth is available for consultation at: landwcv@millsaps.edu. For counseling needs, please contact counseling@millsaps.edu. Our counseling team will work with students to determine the best way to meet with a counselor (virtually or in-person.)
• Drinking water, toiletries, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and snacks are available on campus 24-7 near the student life front desk. Students are reminded to bring a backpack to help transport these items back to residence halls.
• Students are reminded to only use first floor restrooms in the residence halls; all other restrooms are closed. Buckets of non-potable water are located in these restrooms to assist in the toilet-flushing process.
• Campus shower and laundry facilities remain closed. Student Life staff will be entering residence hall suites and community bathrooms to ensure plumbing fixtures are turned off.

For Faculty:
• All classes, including evening classes, will be held remotely through Friday, February 26. Please communicate directly with your students regarding virtual class details.

For Staff:
• Essential staff and those whose supervisors have deemed necessary to come to campus for an abbreviated period of time are required to report to campus tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23. Essential staff are asked to exercise caution when traveling and to contact supervisors with questions regarding on-campus operations.
• Non-essential staff are to work from home tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23, unless otherwise instructed by their supervisor.

The college’s emergency management team will continue to monitor the situation and will update the community as details develop. Email info@millsaps.edu with any questions. In case of an emergency call Campus Safety at 601-974-1234.

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