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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatesPlease refer back to this page, as MDCC will keep this page updated with information for students and employees.
UPDATE: July 19, 2021
PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS
Individuals, communities and organizations are essential to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Precautions and guidance can keep you and others safer and healthier. Three quick tips to remember: 1) Wash your hands often; 2) Practice social distancing; and 3) Stay home if you are sick. Visit cdc.gov for detailed steps you can take to stay healthy.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!
Ways to Cope During the Coronavirus Crisis – Provided by the MDCC Office of Counseling
- Limit your time watching the news and social media, especially if you find that information from these sources increases your stress, worry or anxiety.
- Challenge negative thoughts.
- Do something fun and relaxing to redirect your thoughts. Enjoy nature; listen to music, exercise, dance, etc.
- Use positive affirmations and breathing exercises each day to calm down and embed positive thoughts in your mind.
- Think about the things you can control and focus on them. Recognize the things you cannot control and let go of these things.
- Connect with friends through video calling during social distancing.
- Journal your thoughts and feelings and start a gratitude journal.
- Reach out to your campus counselor and refer to the campus website for resources if you find that you cannot gain control of your thoughts.
MDCC Drive-up WiFi Service (Moorhead campus)
Students without internet access can drive to the Vandiver Student Union’s north parking lot. It’s located between the Union and the Library on the main campus in Moorhead.
To obtain the best signal strength, park as close to the Union building as possible. To access it, students should connect to the Wi-Fi network named “Guest.” There is no password. This service is available every day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mississippi Delta Community College cares about the public’s well-being and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff and community members. We ask that everyone be cautious and aware when encountering anyone who is sick or has the symptoms listed below.
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling unwell
Additional Information & Resources
Human coronaviruses can cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. In rare instances, these can lead to death. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, weakened immune systems, infants and older adults.
Coronaviruses can be spread from person to person and are contracted through the air by coughing, sneezing and close personal contact (e.g., touching, shaking hands, touching an object or surface with the virus on it, etc.).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you're sick.
- If you’re sick, avoid contact with pets and other animals.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Then, immediately throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.