Mississippi State Department of Health HOTLINE: 877.978.6453 | Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
Alcorn State University is closely monitoring the global spread of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), which has caused outbreaks of respiratory disease in numerous countries, including the United States. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus on any Alcorn campus.
University leaders are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Alcorn is working closely with federal, state, and local health officials to share information and implement policies related to preparedness and prevention. As our campuses make preparations, we will have access to and heed the guidance of infectious disease and public health and safety experts.
Alcorn will share updated information on this web page as it becomes available. This page is intended to provide information about precautions and preparations that are being taken and prevention measures you can take. Please click on a link below for the latest developments.
UPDATE #14 – Saturday, March 28, 2020
UPDATE #13 – Friday, March 27, 2020
UPDATE #12 – Wednesday, March 25, 2020
UPDATE #11 – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Remote Classes Resume Online tomorrow, March 23rd. Alcorn State University looks forward to welcoming you back to continue your higher education experience at the “Online Reservation”.
Our CITS Canvas Team is committed to helping all students, faculty and staff transition to virtual teaching and learning. Your well-being and academic success is our top priority, and we appreciate your patience as we boot up to provide you the support you need.
If you have questions, please visit alcorn.edu/canvashelp
UPDATE #10 – Saturday, March 21, 2020
As a part of the University’s response to COVID-19, we are continually working to make sure we provide a healthy and safe environment for the campus.
Students currently living on campus are reminded of the protection guidelines outlined below. The University is monitoring the situation closely and reserves the right to alter the arrangements as necessary. Read MoreUPDATE #9 – Thursday, March 19, 2020
Message to Alcorn Alumni and Friends from the Office of Institutional Advancement
As most are aware, the global coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 is evolving and casting a wide shadow over normal activities in our state, the nation and world. Alcorn State University recognizes that these fast-unfolding events are creating concern and uncertainty for all of us and want you to know our first priority is the safety and well-being of our community and to the extent possible, the continuity of University operations. Read More
UPDATE #8 – Thursday, March 19, 2020
Spring 2020 Commencement and Alumni Reunion Weekend Postponed
I am writing to inform you that the Spring 2020 Commencement and Alumni Reunion Weekend will be postponed until further notice. Read More
Alcorn State University is committed to student success, health, and the safety of the Alcorn Community. In light of the recent occurrences of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID - 19), please adhere to the following important guidelines and procedures. Read More
Information for Students Living in Campus Residence Halls
The Office of Residence Life appreciates your patience and understanding as the University works diligently and carefully to make decisions and arrangements addressing the impact of this changing public health crisis of COVID-19. Read More
Message from President Felecia M. Nave
Operating guidelines and procedures for the week of March 16-March 20
As we continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly growing pandemic, I again write to share additional guidance as we embark upon our extended spring break week. I sincerely hope that everyone within the Alcorn family and your respective families are healthy and adhering to the guidance being provided by the University (www.alcorn.edu/coronavirus) and/or by the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov). It goes without saying, the spread of COVID-19 has impacted and disrupted our lives in significant ways. Alcorn has not been immune to these massive disruptions; however, we have moved swiftly to develop and implement contingency plans that aim at keeping the health and safety of our constituents at the forefront. Read More
- What is COVID-19, Coronavirus?
- How does Coronavirus Spread?
- What are the Symptoms?
- What should I do if I have symptoms?
- How Can You Protect Yourself?
- Have any cases of coronavirus been confirmed in Mississippi?
- Am I required to tell anyone if I test positive for COVID-19?
- Is the University closed?
- Am I required to go home for Spring Break and Extended Spring Break?
- What are resident students to do about returning to campus?
- If you are unable to leave campus, please be aware of the following:
- What is the status of my classes?
- How is the University keeping facilities clean and disinfected?
- What if I have a previously scheduled university event?
- What is Social Distancing?
- I am scheduled to travel for the University, what am I to do?
- What if I am an individual with an Existing/Underlying Health Condition?
- My child’s school is closing, what am I to do?
- What about campus operations?
- What happens when an employee is sick?
- I am feeling anxiety about this situation, are there resources to assist me?