CLEVELAND, Miss, (BRPROUD)- Many universities are delaying the start of the semester due to recent COVID-19 surges and the Omicron variant across the U.S. including Delta State University—announces closures to its on-campus facilities to the general public starting Jan. 7.

The protocol will remain in effect until further notice to minimize COVID-19 risk and support the health and safety of the Delta State community. The university administration will update its guidelines on or before Feb. 4, 2022, according to Delta State.

The Young Mauldin Cafeteria, the Forest E. Wyatt Center and the Roberts-LaForge Library Delta State facilities have been restricted for use by the public. The facilities will only remain open for use by Delta State students and employees.

Students and faculties are required continue following the COVID-19 protocols and wear mask while in doors in all campus buildings. For more information and to stay updated visit