Health & Wellness Center Updates

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MyIR Mobile in partnership with your State Health Department allows you to review your immunization history (including COVID-19 vaccinations), get reminders for future immunizations, and even print your own official records. It’s free, simple and secure. Click the link below to see if your state participates and register.

https://myirmobile.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7fuJBhBdEiwA2lLMYZiFmmerJMitppgfZAAsdi_r-EfLWjXz75eEzbg5ewXniyecW9ECohoCWooQAvD_BwE

COVID-19:  Where Can I Get Tested?

You may choose to get tested by your private health provider, various health care agenices (where advertised), the Tougaloo College Campus Clinic (Central MS Health Services), or a MS State Department of Health (MSDH) county health department. Call 601-957-6776 to schedule a drive-thru appointment at the Campus Clinic.  Remember to ask about no-cost or reduced-cost testing resources, if you are uninsured, and whether testing is covered by any health insurance you may have.  Testing is not free through this option.

Testing for college and university students and employees is free at the MSDH county health departments throughout the state.  Please, access the Scheduled Locations for Free Drive-through COVID-19 Testing and testing protocol on the MSDH website or copy and paste this link https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,22406,420,874.html in the address bar of your web browser.

OHWC Campus and Community Health Assessment

Please, complete the TC OHWC Campus and Community Assessment.  By completing this assessment, you will assist us in better gauging the overall health and needs of the students, employees, and community members that we serve. Your responses will also help us to customize health education opportunities, formalize strategic partnerships, and build innovative funding streams that will lead to healthy outcomes for students, employees, and community.  Click on this link TC OHWC Campus and Community Assessment to complete the survey and to support our “Healthy Loo & You.”

Required Health Records for Students

The following health documents are required for ALL STUDENTS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO THE CAMPUS:

  1. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

1. RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS AND STUDENT ATHLETES will need to show proof of a single dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or 1-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Email proof to ohwc@tougaloo.edu.

Students that participate in online instruction will not be required to show proof of the COVID-19 vaccination at this time unless they plan to access the campus in person.

  1. Proof of negative PCR COVID-19 Test

STUDENT LEADERS must be testedJuly 30–August 3, 2021 and proof emailed to ohwc@tougaloo.edu by Thursday, August 5, 2021.

ALL STUDENTS must be tested August 5–August 8, 2021 and proof emailed to ohwc@tougaloo.edu by Thursday, August 9, 2021.

C. Vaccination Record

ALL STUDENTS must provide documentation of up-to-date vaccination and/or immunization, as required, for the following:

a. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) [2 doses] With a valid certificate of medical exception from a health provider you may be exempt, if:

i. You are or suspect that you are pregnant. The measles and rubella vaccines are not required for women who are pregnant; or

ii. You have a medical contraindication; or

iii. You were born prior to 1957. A valid government-issued ID is required.

b. Meningococcal B (Meningitis): Advised, but not required.

c. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap): Advised, but not required.

d. Tuberculosis (TB) Required for all international students: Proof of test screening for TB by chest x‐ray and interferon gamma release assays (IGRA), performed in the United States by an OHWC-approved health care provider, no more than six weeks prior to class start.

Proof of vaccination and/or immunization may be provided on the Certification of Immunization Compliance Form-121 issued by your respective State Department of Health clinic or private clinic. You may retrieve Form-121 electronically, if you received your immunizations in the State of MS, by going to www.myirmobile.com to access the MS State Department of Health My Immunization Records and Forms Online webpage.

Students may receive some or all of these vaccinations and the screening, based on age, at the Tougaloo College campus clinic. Students may, instead, elect to receive vaccinations at the nearest State Department of Health clinic or a private clinic within the United States, before the start of classes. The cost of these vaccinations and screenings will be incurred by the student.

D. Medical Record Form must be emailed by Thursday, August 9, 2021.

E. Supplemental Medical-Record Form must be emailed by Thursday, August 9, 2021.

F. Student Emergency Information Contact Form must be emailed by Thursday, August 9, 2021.

G. Physical Examination Record (Required for all athletes). If you are a member of a Tougaloo College athletic team, you must have a physical examination completed by a licensed physician before each academic year. Your examining physician will provide this completed, signed form to you, which must be submitted with your vaccination record to the OHWC or separately to the Department of Athletics. Contact the coach of the respective sport for the date.

Submit all required documents on or before the required due dates to:

Ms. Shalonda Coleman
Tougaloo College
Owens Health and Wellness Center
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
ohwc@tougaloo.edu
601-977-6137

Seasonal Safety Guidance

As we move into the fall and winter months with impending seasonal traditions at the forefront of our minds – for many of us who are eager for a semblance of normalcy – be mindful of the ways in which we should modify some of our traditions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.  Please, review the Tougaloo College COVID-19 Task Force – Seasonal Safety Guidance, below.  Contact the OHWC at 601-977-7797 with any general health and wellness and/or COVID-19 concerns or questions.

Fall 2022 Health Record Forms

Seasonal Guidance Update_Fall 2022