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COVID-19 Updates and Open Thread

Up-to-date information for Oxford and Ole Miss.

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Over the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic has reached unprecedented levels of pandemonium within the United States. Schools around the country have closed indefinitely, all professional and amateur sports leagues are suspended until further notice, and President Trump has issued extreme preventative measures to keep the Coronavirus contained as best possible.

As this precarious and unnerving situation continues to unfold, it is our goal to keep the Red Cup community informed of updates and news. Here is the latest:

City/County government services (police stations, fire stations, garbage/sanitation), utilities (water and power), gas stations, pharmacies and drug stores, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, restaurants offering curb-side pick-up and delivery only, Hospitals/clinics and other healthcare operations (Nursing homes and assisted living facilities), hardware stores and businesses providing necessary services to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences (plumbers, electricians, landscapers, HVAC services), banks, community benefit organizations on a case-by-case basis (Interfaith Compassion Ministries, United Way, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Communicare, etc.), laundromats/laundry services, veterinarian offices, professional Services which service essential companies and individuals (accountants, attorneys, engineers, architects, etc.), security companies, automobile repair shops and cemeteries.

  • Mississippi has reported 3,624 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of April 15. 129 cases have resulted in death. 39 cases have been confirmed in Lafayette County.




“Based on President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency today, the Oxford School District will be closing schools through at least March 27,” said superintendent Brian Harvey. “We are currently working on plans to provide instruction to all students enrolled in the District.”