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Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive order that requires residents to wear face masks in public in most counties across the state was extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, according to a press release from his office.

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Residents who are 65 years and older, and those who have a pre-existing medical condition are now eligible to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Tate Reeves announced. “My main priority is not to try and fight this pandemic with stricter and stricter orders … It's to g…

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In response to the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Tate Reeves said he is “working on plans to eliminate roadblocks” that are delaying distribution to nursing homes and other elder-care center.

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced the decision to allow vulnerable Mississippians to have access sooner than expected to the COVID-19 vaccine. Next week, individuals 75 and older will have availability to the vaccine. The following week, Mississippians 65 and older will have the next available access. 

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Jasper, Wayne added as 78 of state’s 82 counties under order through Jan. 15

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through Dec. 11 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. It had been set to expire on Wednesday. 

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On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. A new executive order places a 10 percent capacity requirement on healthcare facilities across the state. If hospitals cannot maintain 10 percent of their capacity for COVID-19 patients, they must delay…

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2 county school students, Laurel district employees infected

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., announced the award of a $4,397,522.03 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the state of Mississippi to support COVID-19 disaster response efforts. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will use the f…

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Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync Clinical Research announced the clinic’s participation in the COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy) study, a clinical research trial that will investigate a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The purpose of the Moderna-sponsored study is to test how safe and effective the study va…

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The Family Health Center Mobile Unit will provide free COVID-19 testing at K.C. Park from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Councilman Stacy Comegys announced. No appointment is necessary and those who wish to be tested can walk or drive to the location.

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South Central Region Medical Center has made revisions to its hospital visitation policy and the changes went into effect at 6 a.m. Monday, said Chief Nursing Officer Beth Endom. Patient visitation in the hospital will continue to be limited to those 18 or older 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m., with the ex…

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As of Thursday, the 90th day of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, approximately 7 percent of Mississippi residents had been tested for the disease, including 100 percent of all residents and staff of the 211 nursing homes in Mississippi.

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The Jones College drive-through graduation ceremony scheduled for June 12 has been canceled due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in the Jones County area. Jones County transitioned into one of Mississippi’s hotspots over the last month with the latest state-reported statistics listing Jo…

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There will be a free, community protective mask distribution program for Jones County residents on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations in Jones County:

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“I never expected to live through a pandemic,” physician Seth Ladd wrote on Facebook, “much less be serving in the trenches of one.”

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Mississippi will receive $3.6 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness, according to a press release from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss).  

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JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional social distancing measures for seven counties identified as hotspots within our state to limit transmission around the communities and protect the health of all Mississippians.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, William Carey University’s faculty and staff have been finding new ways to deliver online educational opportunities to current and prospective students. Here’s a look at current announcements from WCU programs.

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Please see the attached flyer for the Jones County COVID-19 laboratory sample collection site being fulfilled by Mississippi State Department of Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Mississippi National Guard at the Laurel Fairgrounds rear parking lot on Tuesday from noon to…

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Residents of Jones County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 today (Tuesday) as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to combat coronavirus by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.

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Several Pine Belt counties have been awarded federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food & Shelter Program. The purpose of the money is to help support and expand the capacity of food and she…

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Jones sees 93 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 days; county ranks 11th in state