At Tougaloo College, our campus community's health, well-being, and safety are of the highest priority. Our primary goal is to ensure that employees returning to work and students returning to in-person classes will do so in a healthy and safe environment while remaining productive during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students living on campus at Tougaloo College will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine before moving into the residence halls for the Fall 2021 semester. All non-vaccinated students and employees must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result by the compulsory time-frame each month. While employees are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, it is highly encouraged. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
- Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine
If you don't meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions against COVID-19 until you are fully vaccinated.
In preparation for employees and students returning safely, we will continue to implement campus-wide safety measures in adherence to pertinent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and MS State Department of Health (MSDH) guidance, as required by the State of Mississippi.
Our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 are evolving. As such, the College will update the campus-wide safety guidance as more informed public health information and data become available to effectively and efficiently reduce/prevent virus transmission among employees and students and maintain healthy business operations and working and learning environment. The outlined safety measures are intended to guide departments/divisions to return employees, and students safely Fall 2021, with the understanding that any significant, adverse change in COVID-19 transmission and mortality rate within the state may result in a substantial and abrupt shift in College guidance and requirements.
For more information regarding about our Comprehensive Return to Campus Plan, click here.