The COVID-19 vaccination and testing site for Jones County has been moved to the parking lot of the South Mississippi Fairgrounds (Off Doncurt Road) behind the Magnolia Center located at 1457 Ellisville Blvd. in Laurel. The previous location was the Jones County Health Department Office in E…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
JACKSON — On Wednesday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced his new comprehensive Safe Recovery order as a one-stop resource for Mississippians as we continue to flatten the curve on new COVID-19 cases.
A free online course that assists in understanding COVID-19 and related pandemic topics is now available to the public, thanks to the work of faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi.
JACKSON — On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves launched new COVID-19 initiatives to ensure the health and well-being of students and teachers as they return to school.
Any Mississippian diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home for 14 days under the threat of up to a $500 fine and possible jail time, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in an order issued Tuesday. The order is statewide and effective immediately.
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…
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…
Health-care facilities that followed applicable public health guidance in good faith in treating patients are now immune from civil liability for COVID-19-related lawsuits, under recently enacted legislation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strongly encouraging the agency to quickly provide relief to rural health-care providers increasingly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves has announced additional social-distancing measures for Wayne County and 12 other counties that have been identified as “hotspots” to limit transmission of COVID-19.
United Way chapters across Mississippi have launched a statewide survey to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Mississippi families.
Mississippi is No. 5 in the U.S. for its COVID-19 population-infection ratio, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said, and it’s putting a strain on the state’s hospitals.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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:
Gov. Tate Reeves announced his Safer At Home order will be ending on Monday to be replaced by new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery for Mississippi.
Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next steps for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy and getting people back to work while protecting public health.
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).
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.
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.
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…
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.
JACKSON — Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy while protecting public health.
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…
Residents received the opportunity to be tested for the coronavirus this week thanks to a partnership between a local federal health clinic and the local public housing authority.