Back-To-School Protocol

Dear Campus Community,


Jackson State University is preparing to welcome students and colleagues back to campus in August for the start of the fall semester. Orientation sessions have already begun, and we look forward to our incoming freshmen class of 2026.

In March 2022,  the City of Jackson issued a new executive order to lift the citywide facial covering (mask) mandate. The new order follows a similar one issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that also lifted mask wearing requirements.

As a result, Jackson State’s campus COVID-19 guidelines are as follows:

  • Wearing masks is optional.

  • Cleaning: Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and other supplies are available across campus. Please continue to share the responsibility of disinfecting public surfaces.  

  • Testing: The campus has the capacity to conduct testing for employees and students who are symptomatic and/or have been exposed to someone known to have the virus. Testing can be done on-site in the Student Health Center or through one of our community partners.

  • Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health offers vaccinations on the third Tuesday of the month on our main campus. Please continue to monitor your email for details regarding time and location. We strongly encourage that everyone receives the vaccination. Unvaccinated persons remain at risk of a severe case of COVID-19.   

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our campus community healthy and safe. As we move forward, we will continue to update you accordingly. 


Michael Bolden
Executive Director of Campus Operations
Chair of the COVID-19 Taskforce Executive Committee