Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly the omicron variant, Jackson State University recently announced new health and safety protocols for the upcoming spring 2022 semester.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 10, faculty will teach all in-person courses in an online synchronous format until Sunday, Jan. 23, with in-person course options resuming on Monday, Jan. 24. JSUOnline courses will follow the JSUOnline calendar with no changes. Computer labs will be available for students who need access, and JSU will provide a listing of computer lab locations.
All returning students and guests must provide proof of a negative PCR test before moving into on-campus housing. Test results must be dated within three days of an individual’s arrival date. Students may only have two guests to assist with move-ins. Student Affairs will send additional communications with Move-in Day details.
Masks will remain a requirement on all JSU sites, including common areas, classrooms and other indoor spaces. JSU will take measures to make masks available for all students and also to maintain social distancing requirements.
JSU strongly encourages vaccinations and boosters and has partnered with Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health to offer vaccinations and boosters every Tuesday at One University Place, Suite 6. The university also offers the JSU Safe app, which provides safety alerts and notifications along with access to public safety resources. The app is available for download on Google Play or the Apple Store.