State With Second Lowest Vaccination Rate Orders Everyone Who’s Tested Positive for COVID-19 to Isolate at Home

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs has issued a statewide order of isolation for anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

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According to the order, anyone in Mississippi who contracts the virus must immediately home-isolate on first knowledge of infection with COVID-19.

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Anyone, including those fully vaccinated, infected with COVID-19 must remain home for 10 days from onset of illness or 10 days from the date of a positive test for those who are asymptomatic.

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A negative test for COVID-19 is not required to end isolation at the end of 10 days, but you must be fever free for at least 24 hours with improvement of other symptoms.

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Mississippi K-12 schools are required to exclude all students and faculty diagnosed with COVID-19 from the school setting during the isolation period.

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