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.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue said Wednesday deadline to file individual, corporate, franchise and fiduciary income tax returns will be July 15, . the same as the deadline for filing federal income tax returns.
Suez, which services the City of Laurel, is alerting businesses and homes that may have been closed for a month or more due to COVID-19 that a crucial part of reopening will be the flushing of their water pipes to ensure health and safety. According to the Environmental Science, Policy and R…
In a webinar on reopening businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officer Thomas Dobbs called Jones County a “hot spot” for the virus as its confirmed cases spiked 40 percent in the last week.
Residents of Jasper County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Saturday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.
By agreement of Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, the Mississippi Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. Thursday.
On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next phase for Mississippi to begin slowly and safely reopening the state's economy while continuing to flatten the curve.
The Salvation Army is responding to meet the needs of our community in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic by providing food, shelter, social services, and emotional and spiritual comfort for those in need with a global day of giving and unity.
South Central Regional Medical Center confirmed Wednesday that a resident at ComfortCare Nursing Center in Laurel tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The State of Mississippi has released a plan to carry out Emergency Solutions Grant activities authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. To view the plan, visit www.mshomecorp.com.
On Friday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide Safer at Home order for Mississippi to continue protecting public health while beginning the process to safely reopen the state's economy.
South Central Regional Medical Center’s Chief Quality Officer Teresa Camp-Roger, MD is scheduled to be interviewed by the national Fox News Network tomorrow at 4 p.m. about a mask contribution the hospital received from Mask Match, a not for profit entity. Mask Match is an organization found…
A Laurel family is waiting out the pandemic in quiet desperation — and as his employers delay sick payment, 24-year-old Austin White is coping moment to moment.