Jackson State University has its second confirmed case of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
The student is isolated in a residence hall room on the Jackson State campus and will remain isolated away from other students.
“The university is continuing to work closely with MSDH officials for their expertise and guidance during this time,” said Thomas K. Hudson, acting president. “Our administration takes this disease very seriously.”
The student is being closely monitored by JSU’s Student Health Center and MSDH. MSDH has notified individuals who have been in contact with the student. These individuals have been advised of the proper protocol to monitor symptoms.
In Oxford, Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced that one case has been confirmed in Lafayette county.
Mayor Tannehill discusses COVID-19 with Dr. Jason Lawlor and Dr. Jeff Dennis in the video below.