Jackson Mayor issues curfew after spike in coronavirus cases

The curfew prohibits a range of non-essential pedestrian and vehicular movement from the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for a period of five days.

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 62,199 cases, 1,753 deaths reported by health dept.

5 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Corinth School District

  Jackson mayor orders bars to close

  Back to school or not? Parents voice concerns about children’s return to the classrooms

Recent studies suggest kids could be high transmitters of COVID-19

  Dobbs: Decline in COVID cases could be short-lived; some clinics aren’t reporting test results

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Corinth School District reports additional COVID-19 cases after first week of school

State Health Officer: ‘I think it’s a good idea to delay school’

Lumumba calls situation in Jackson ‘dire,’ blames gov. decision to reopen

Harvard health official: Miss. will become number one in the nation for COVID-19

  Local parents share back to school risk concerns in the age of coronavirus

  Miss. students must be up-to-date on vaccines even if taking online classes, doctor says

  Corinth School District reports positive COVID-19 test during first week of school

District officials say contact tracing has been done at the school, and they’ve notified anyone who’s been in close contact with the person who test positive.

  In spite of COVID-19 woes, some still dream of being nurses

“Treating COVID patients, I’ve never done it, I’m not qualified to do it, but listening to those who have it’s an extremely challenging and exhausting process,” said Gov. Tate Reeves.

  Gov. Reeves responds to Mississippi’s high positivity rate; Half of state now under mask mandate

More than 21 percent of Mississippi's COVID-19 tests are coming back positive.

  8 counties added to governor’s mask mandate

On Thursday, Mississippi State Department of Health reported a new record-high of 1,775 cases and 48 deaths in one day.

Mississippi has the highest COVID positivity rate in U.S.

Gulfport teen calls out her peers to do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  Report: 71 of 82 Mississippi counties deemed coronavirus ‘red zones'

  MEA clinics work on appointment logistics

  Families struggling after added $600 unemployment boost ends

  Reeves: Mississippi doesn’t need another shutdown to curb COVID-19

Third infant with COVID-19 dies in Alabama

The death of an infant in June may have been a result of COVID-19.

Gov. Reeves announces effort to offer broadband internet to ‘underserved areas'

“Everyone in Mississippi doesn’t have strong, positive internet access they may need to get a good, quality education while staying at home,” Gov. Reeves said.

Brookhaven mayor released from hospital after battle with COVID-19

Cox was admitted the the ICU just over a week ago after he tested positive for the virus.

  Dr. Dobbs looking into claims of untested people being told they have COVID-19

Dr. Dobbs said they are looking into an incident which a man said he was told he had tested positive for the virus when he was never even tested.

Tupelo city hall employee dies from COVID-19

Mayor Jason Shelton announced Terri Blissard, the city’s grant writer, died at the hospital Saturday.

  Parents react to school re-entry recommendations made by Mississippi physicians

The release suggested guidelines for re-opening schools in the fall.

Doctors say recovered COVID-19 patients can help by donating plasma

COVID-19 may improve faster if they receive plasma from someone who has recovered.

  Coronavirus deaths: Funeral homes prepare as outbreak continues

The funeral home handles more than 500 services every year.

Moss Point business owner gives away more than 1,000 masks

Robert Amerson said he is one small business owner with a big heart to protect his community and to answer his question, he’s given out more than one thousand free masks.

23 South Miss. long-term care facilities report COVID-19 cases in residents, staff

In total, there were 111 employee cases, 151 resident cases and 13 resident deaths related to COVID-19 reported in 23 LTC facilities across the six southern counties.

  Gov. Reeves adds 6 counties to mask mandate, tightens restrictions for bars

With another 1,610 cases reported Friday, the Mississippi Department of Health continues to report increasingly higher case totals.

  Miss. Department of Health holds COVID-19 virtual meeting for Hispanic community

Hispanics make up a small portion of Mississippi’s population. Even so, they have seen a significant impact from the coronavirus.

Yazoo City Interim Police Chief tests positive for COVID-19

Interim Chief Jay Winstead has been quarantining at home.

  Mississippi looks ahead to possible contingency plans if hospitals run out of options to expand capacity

Hospitals continue to fill up and contingency plans that once didn't seem needed will more than likely become reality.

  Gov. Reeves on COVID-19 deaths: ‘Doing nothing is not an option’

With nearly another 1,000 cases reported Thursday, the case count in Mississippi continues to rise at a rate that is alarming to top health officials.

  Hospital Assoc.: Miss. has ‘utterly failed’ to contain coronavirus

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.

  At least 3 Mississippi officers have been lost to CoViD-19, highlighting worries for first responders

The departments have all pushed for full line of duty honors for their fallen, and all three are listed on the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Akron Children’s Hospital treats about 20 kids for ‘COVID Toes', officials say

Dr. Spalding said the redness and swelling lasts no more than eight weeks.

  Cremations on rise as pandemic impacts funerals

Funeral homes say they are receiving more requests for cremations as the coronavirus pandemic restricts families on the type of funerals they can have.

  Mississippi redoubles efforts to manage hospital capacity amid rising COVID-19 cases

Hospitals try to create more space for ICU patients amid challenges of balancing COVID-19 and other usual healthcare concerns.

  Dr. Dobbs: There is no ‘goosing’ of the numbers related to coronavirus deaths in Miss.

“The people who are dying of coronavirus are dying of coronavirus.”

Forrest General sees rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Forrest General Hospital has about 40 to 50 people a day in the hospital with COVID-19.

  Gov. Reeves says risk of not going back to school greater than alternative

Cases in the Magnolia State continue to spike, with more than 1,000 new cases reported again Friday.

Brookhaven Mayor admitted to ICU for COVID-19

Mayor Joe Cox was among the many elected officials who tested positive for COVID-19 during the previous weeks.

  Local music venues among many nationally in jeopardy

Arden Barnett says 80-90 percent of around 2,000 venues in jeopardy nationally could shut down in the next four to six months.

  Inside UMMC’s COVID units, emotional toll weighs on health care workers as state’s hospital system struggles

Statewide, COVID-related hospitalizations have increased to all-time highs each day since July 8

  White House COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator Dr. Birx meets with Mississippi leaders

Coronavirus conversations continued at the Governor's mansion Wednesday as leaders were joined by Dr. Deborah Birx.

McConnell urges use of face masks, has ‘total’ confidence in Fauci

Mitch McConnell was in Shelbyville on Wednesday, speaking with reporters and thanking frontline health care workers.

  Reeves remains adamant against statewide mask mandate

As cases continue to spike in Mississippi, more than 1,000 new cases were reported Wednesday.

8 test positive for COVID-19 at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center

Hinds County officials say eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center.

New COVID-19 testing site in Jackson

The testing site will be offered at the Walgreens located at 3445 Terry Road.

  Miss. State Medical Association calls for statewide mask mandate but Governor sticks with current plan

Mississippi's state medical association says masks should be required if the state is going to be able to treat hospital patients. But Governor Tate Reeves thinks targeting hotspot counties is the more effective approach.

Gov. Reeves announces COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program

Cases continue to spike across the Magnolia State, with more than 800 new cases reported Tuesday.

  Medical association calls for statewide mask mandate

The Mississippi State Medical Association wants a statewide mask mandate to be issued.

  Pearl Public School District addresses reopening questions from parents at board meeting

“They had questions obviously about what the start of the year would be like, and hopefully we answered those to the best of our ability,” said Superintendent Ray Morgigno.

  Myth busting: Mississippi leaders work to dispel COVID-19 rumors

Governor Tate Reeves and Dr. Thomas Dobbs explain the reasoning behind trusting the facts and not discounting trusted information regarding COVID-19.

Dr. Dobbs plays ‘mythbusters’ at coronavirus briefing, sets record straight on testing procedures

Gov. Reeves said right now is the worst it has been in terms of COVID-19 spread in Mississippi.

  Back to school? Jackson grandmother concerned with potential reopening plans for fear of COVID-19

The JPS website says they are creating virtual and hybrid options.

Coast group sees increased demand for masks, including clear face masks

One group on the Coast is working to make hundreds of them for educators.

Pine Belt doctor spent time caring for ICU patients in NYC during COVID-19’s infancy

Dr. Leader was placed in the Javits Center which was transformed into a mobile health unit.

  Restrictions, mask requirements in 13 Miss. counties goes into effect Monday

In recent days, the concern from top health officials on COVID-19 has become more dire.

Coast woman urges people to wear a mask after losing grandmother to COVID-19

Her mom is working to recover from COVID. Her grandmother just died from it. This Coast woman is asking people to take the warnings seriously so their families don't endure the same.

  Residents of counties with tighter restrictions have mixed views

“If you’re not being safe for yourself, be courteous and be safe for someone else,” Target shopper Wanda Zambrano said.

  Mississippi hospitals are filling up and doctors say they need the public’s help

State doctors say things are getting worse and the hospitals are running out of room.

  Madison Co. Schools plans for in-person return in fall

Madison County Schools is preparing for an in-person return for students this fall.

  New COVID-19 study: Reduced death rates, ventilator requirements and hospital stays

Two over-the-counter drugs used in COVID-19 patients for inpatient study show success.

  Gov. Reeves: 100% committed to reopening schools this fall

Health officials in the state are concerned over the recent spike in cases and the potential to devastate the state’s health care system.

  The message gets more ominous as record-high coronavirus deaths announced Tuesday

“You can’t put a lot of people together in the middle of the worst pandemic in the century and expect nothing bad to happen,” said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

  Lawmakers reflect on COVID-19 risks as 8 test positive

State lawmakers say they knew the risks were there as they watched some colleagues not wear masks inside the State Capitol.

  As the pandemic lingers are Mississippians willing to take a COVID-19 vaccine?

According to medical experts, a COVID-19 vaccine could be possible by early next year.

  Due to COVID spike, these Miss. counties are now limiting elective surgeries

Dobbs called this a ‘fluid situation’ and said additional counties may be added as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann tests positive for COVID-19

Hosemann is self-quarantining and working at home.

Gov. tests negative for COVID-19 after positive tests within House

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves says he and his family tested negative for COVID-19.

  Lawmakers react to news of multiple COVID-19 cases at State Capitol

Multiple lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 less than a week after leaving the Capitol.

Gov. Reeves doubles down on COVID-19 blame, says media ‘ignored virus’ during protests

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves says he is isolating as he awaits the results of his COVID-19 test.

Brookhaven mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Starting Monday, July 6th, the office of the Mayor, City Clerk, and Building Inspector will be temporarily closed and all employees in those offices will be tested for COVID-19.

Mid-South states added to Chicago’s emergency travel order

Chicago is ordering travelers from 15 states, including the Mid-South, to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving to the city in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Hate it or love it: Shortage of coins due to coronavirus

A nationwide coin shortage is impacting people and businesses in many parts of the country.