MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of July 6, 2020

Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Activity Decision Matrix
Message from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH): In the midst of unprecedented times, everyone will agree that continuing the education of our children is imperative. Educators are striving… 

 Mississippi Chapter of American Association of Pediatrics: Health Screening Questions for Students
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with… 

 New CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Testing for K-12 Schools & Higher Education Institutions
State Education & Health Officials, Today, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published new guidance for K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Below you will find additional information…. 

 Webinar Opportunities: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Week July 14-17
GLR Week 2020 has gone virtual! Please join us July 14-17 for a week-long series of events and activities sponsored by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the states and… 

 MDE Call Center
The MDE call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 5 p.m. To reach an MDE staff member, please call 601-359-3513.  

  Educator Licensure Call Center
The Educator Licensure Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483.  

 Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, please visit and the Educator Licensure section of before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages. A tool you can use to stay updated on your licensure request is the Application Support landing page: 

 Announcements from all previous email updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.