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Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center

Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last update: February 25, 2021

Table of Contents: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Numbers at Moffitt Health Center

Weekly Testing Numbers - All Categories

Cumulative Testing Numbers - Spring 2021

Cumulative Testing Numbers - Fall 2020

Health Center Updates

Vaccination Against COVID-19

How To Get Tested for COVID-19

University COVID-19 Updates

Additional Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Numbers at Moffitt Health Center

Testing numbers are updated weekly on Monday afternoons.

The Moffitt Health Center serves USM students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members. 

Weekly Testing Numbers - All Categories

Positivity Rate is calculated by dividing the total number of positives by the total number of tests (MHC total tests and Athletics Surveillance Tests). 

Weekly Positivity Rates Since August 2020

Weekly Positivity Rates Since January 2021

Total Tests: 558

  • Total Positives: 23
  • MHC Negatives: 86
  • Athletic Negatives: 449

Total Tests: 596

  • Total Positives: 15
  • MHC Negatives: 82
  • Athletic Negatives: 499

Total Tests: 979

  • Total Positives: 17
  • MHC Negatives: 113
  • Athletic Negatives: 849

Total Tests: 885

  • Total Positives: 19
  • MHC Negatives: 107
  • Athletic Negatives: 759

Total Tests: 738

  • Total Positives: 20
  • MHC Negatives: 102
  • Athletic Negatives: 616

Total Tests: 881

  • Total Positives: 16
  • MHC Negatives: 121
  • Athletic Negatives: 744

Total Tests: 857

  • Total Positives: 12
  • MHC Negatives: 74
  • Athletic Negatives: 771

COVID-19 Weekly Testing Numbers February 14-20, 2021

COVID-19 Student Testing Data Week of February 14-20, 2021
COVID-19 Employee Testing Data Week of February 14-20, 2021
COVID-19 Dependent Testing Data Week of February 14-20, 2021
COVID-19 Cumulative Testing Data Week of February 14-20, 2021

Cumulative Testing Numbers - Spring 2021

The cumulative data listed below represents the total number of tests conducted across all categories since January 3rd.

COVID-19 Testing Numbers at MHC

Cumulative Testing Data Since January 3, 2021


Cumulative Testing Numbers - Fall 2020

The cumulative data listed below represents the total number of tests conducted across all categories from August 5, 2020 - January 2, 2021.

Note: These figures have been updated to reflect total campus testing, which includes testing done through Moffitt Health Center and Southern Miss Athletics. 

COVID-19 Testing Numbers at MHC

Cumulative Testing Data Since August 5, 2020


 Health Center Updates

Vaccination Against COVID-19

As per the Mississippi State Department of Health: 

Who Is Currently Eligible for Vaccination in Mississippi

Note: COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents only, or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi.

  • Teachers, staff and employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings. (For appointments on or after March 1st)
  • Public safety personnel: Law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials. (For appointments on or after March 1st)
  • Adults aged 65 and older. Adults in this age group can be vaccinated at any of our drive-through locations below, or at some private healthcare providers. See below for appointment information.
  • Anyone 16 to 64 years old with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19. (18 or older at our drive-through sites.)
    • Qualifying health conditions:
      • Cancer
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
      • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
      • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but less than 40 kg/m2)
      • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or higher)
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease
      • Smoking
      • Diabetes
      • Or other medical conditions as determined by your medical provider

Note: Your physician or medical provider may advise that you be vaccinated even if you do not have a health condition listed above.

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff.
  • Healthcare personnel and EMT/paramedics, paid or unpaid, in any setting where they may be exposed directly or indirectly to COVID-19 patients or COVID-19 infectious materials.

Healthcare workers include nurses, physicians, emergency medical services, technicians, pharmacists, dietary and food staff, environmental services staff and others.

Healthcare settings include acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, mobile clinics, outpatient facilities such as physicians' offices and others.

NOTE: If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your doctor or a private medical provider about vaccination, rather than visiting an MSDH drive-through site.

Availability at MHC

Our team here at Moffitt Health Center is excited to see the plan leadership with the Mississippi State Department of Health has set fourth for those in our state.

At this time, we are currently not able to offer the vaccine series. In the meantime, we encourage those interested and who fall within eligible groups, to utilize the drive thru vaccination sites provided by the MSDH and the National Guard.

As things develop and change in regard to vaccine access at our clinic, we will be sure to share updates with the campus community. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others protected and well during this time!

Additional Resources from the Mississippi State Department of Health 

More information regarding vaccination is available on the Mississippi State Department of Health website. 

MSDH - Vaccination Against COVID-19

MSDH - Appointment Scheduling for Drive-thru Locations

Schedule for Drive-thru Locations 

COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Screening - Additional first dose appointments are now available. Use this link to view available site locations and make your vaccine appointment.

List of Local Vaccination Providers by County

COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline

How To Get Tested for COVID-19

COVID Testing at MHC

Testing for Current Infection or Previous Exposure

We are taking all precautions to keep our campus community—including patients and employees—safe. A facemask is required upon entering the clinic. Your safety and health are our priorities as we help you.

For at-risk populations and those who prefer to stay at home, telehealth appointments are also available, allowing you access to a provider over the phone.

Moffitt Health Center is Offering Several Ways to Test for COVID-19

Testing is available on the Hattiesburg campus only.

*Type of test conducted (rapid swab vs. PCR swab) will be determined at the provider's discretion based on the patient's specific situation.*

There is no charge to patients for COVID-19 testing, regardless of insurance coverage. Patients without insurance will not be billed for COVID-19 testing. 

PCR Swab Test: This test is FDA approved and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Most results are available in 1-3 days. 

Rapid Swab Test: This test is a new FDA approved molecular immunoassay technology and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Results are available same day. 

Rapid Surveillance Testing is available for patients with NO symptoms and NO close contact exposure. 

Antibody Blood Test: This FDA approved test determines if you have antibodies to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 IgG). This test can show previous infection or exposure to the disease. Most results are available in 1-2 days. 

Call 601-266-5390 or visit our patient portal to make an appointment.

COVID-19 What to do if Flowchart

COVID-19 How do I Flowchart

Close Contact Exposure Graphic

Check back regularly for updated information from Moffitt Health Center.


University COVID-19 Updates

For all USM updates and communications, visit the Southern Miss COVID-19 Response website. 

Visit Flight Path: 2020-2021 for information on current and upcoming semesters. This site contains updated health and safety protocols, academic course delivery details, and includes information about Community Standards, housing and dining, academic success, as well as additional student, faculty and staff resources.


Additional Information

Interactive Case Maps

Johns-Hopkins Interactive Map (Global)

State Resources

Mississippi Department of Health - Coronavirus Summary

Mississippi Department of Health - Coronavirus FAQs

Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) : Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline

Accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1-877-978-6453

Cough and Fever Clinic

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus Summary

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - What the Public Should Do

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus FAQs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cases in U.S.

American College Health Association - Coronavirus Update

Travel Resources

U.S. Department of State: Travel Advisory Levels

U.S. Department of State: Travel Advisory List

U.S. Department of State - China Travel Advisory

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID-19 Travel Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -Travel Health Notices

 

Hours 

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Wednesday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 

*Pharmacy opens at 9 a.m. Monday - Friday*

Semester Breaks and Summer

Clinic and Pharmacy
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - Noon, 1 p.m - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
Scott Hall
118 College Drive Box #5066
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
clinicadminFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5390

Fax
601.266.4205