13,252 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 625 deaths

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

Mother holds newborn for first time after spending 72 days hospitalized with Covid-19

Gulf Shores planning for massive crowds Memorial Day weekend

  Officials: Jackson VA treated 86 positive COVID-19 cases, 61 in recovery

100-year-old WWII veteran gets standing ovation at hospital after beating COVID-19

Mayor installs curfew for Jackson residents

  Gov. Reeves appoints chairman of SWIB

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Attorney Richard Schwartz donates 1,000 masks to UMMC

Miss. funeral home owner addresses misconceptions amid coronavirus pandemic

  Jackson’s ‘Symptom Tracker’ identifies sporadic COVID-19 cases

  Mississippi church destroyed by arson was suing city over safer-at-home order

  Jackson pub stands behind ‘No Mask, No Entry’ rule after online criticism

  Gov. Reeves appoints new heads of DPS, MDOC

Miss. rural health clinics to receive over $9M in funding for COVID-19 testing

Rural Health Clinics are a special designation given to health care practices in underserved rural areas by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that help ensure access to care for rural residents.

  Jackson bond rating looking up despite coronavirus outbreak, mayor says

Jackson's credit rating is looking up, in part thanks to an $89 million settlement with Siemens.

  Pandemic snacking helps pack on the 'Quarantine 15′

Exercise with a physician’s guidance is also a recommendation when dealing with weight gain.

Coast mother returns home after battling COVID-19 for 60 days

After 60 days of fighting, Jolene Rosado is now finally free to leave the hospital— a moment that friends and family have waited to celebrate for months.

Gov. Reeves ‘excited’ to provide guidelines for Miss. churches to start in-person services

MSDH reports first pediatric flu death, first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

  Some summer camps moving forward despite coronavirus concerns

After a coma and 56 days fighting coronavirus in hospital, woman goes home to street lined with family, friends

  Tattoo shops institute extra safety measures to reopen in new normal

  Ready or not: Miss. Casinos to reopen Thursday

Miss. Dept. of Agriculture changes rules on how farmers can sell meat products

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce set up an online portal to connect farmers and consumers with a list of what the farmers offer.

Gov. Reeves to host virtual graduation ceremony for Mississippi’s Class of 2020

The event will begin Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. on Gov. Tate Reeve’s Facebook page.

  CDC studies new illness found in children exposed to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control asked doctors to look out for multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children.

Daughter throws mother a surprise parade for lupus awareness

Lupus Warrior Maria Dallas would usually be hosting a Lupus Awareness event this month, but was unable to amid the pandemic.

  Gov. Reeves: ‘I made a mistake because I identified essential versus nonessential’

Governor Tate Reeves is allowing tattoo parlors to reopen under his amended Safer-at-Home order.

Kroger to give $130 million to employees in ‘thank you’ pay, extends COVID-19 leave

The company allocated $130 million to "thank you" pay for employees.

Employees asked to take pay cut when headed back to work

As businesses start opening up employees are going back to work but some of them are being asked to take a significant pay cut in order to keep their job.

  Tattoo parlors allowed to reopen under restructured safer-at-home plan

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves adjusted the state’s safer-at-home order to allow tattoo parlors to reopen.

Mississippi now reporting one suspected case of Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Mississippi is now reporting one suspected case of a mystery illness connected to coronavirus in young children.

  Going back to the gym could look different but goals are the same

Chris Bowden of Brandon had one thought when he heard his gym was finally opening back up: “Hallelujah."

  Doctor: If you felt sick in Jan. or Feb. and recovered, you might have had coronavirus

People wanting to be tested for antibodies at Trustcare can schedule an appointment online.

N. Carolina sheriff won’t enforce limit on church attendance

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Blizell said in a letter Wednesday that the state’s 10-person limit on church services was unfair and morally wrong while retailers are continuing to operate with social-distancing guidelines.

  Gov. Reeves talks safety, reopening plans in daily briefing

Wednesday, Reeves announced the state’s suspension of evictions will end on June 1. he says this should give Mississippians time to get their homes in order.

  Mississippi Children’s Museum gears up for return of visitors

The museum first shut its doors in mid-March.

  What does a post-pandemic worship service look like?

With hundreds of churches across the state planning how to re-open and protect their congregations from coronavirus in the process, the head of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board said some leaders are considering temporary changes to worship services.

  Mississippi: Determining where to crack down more on COVID-19

Governor Tate Reeves and the State Epidemiologist explain the decision making that goes into determining which counties need more targeted restrictions.

Mother warns of coronavirus after daughter tests positive without symptoms

A Louisville woman says if you aren’t taking the coronavirus seriously, you should.

  Eviction suspension ends June 1 in Miss.

Tuesday, Reeves announced new social distancing guidelines for seven counties in the state.

  Local EMT travels to New Jersey to aid in coronavirus fight

He focused on staying safe, wearing his protective gear at all times and helping those who needed it the most.

  Miss. food banks see increased demand during pandemic, tornado aftermath

Food banks are seeing firsthand the tough times Mississippians are facing.

  Jackson City Council approves citywide leisure and recreation district

Patrons of bars and restaurants in the Capital City will soon be able to get their favorite mixed drinks to go, thanks to city leaders and relaxed restrictions from the state.

  Mayor Lumumba reduces Covid-19 restrictions, imposes curfew

Mayor Lumumba reduces Covid-19 restrictions

  Gov. Tate Reeves launches new social distancing guidelines for 7 Miss. counties

Reeves has been pushing the state toward re-opening. Monday, he said its because he doesn’t want Mississippians to wake up in August with no job to return to.

  Jackson to implement curfew at end of stay-at-home order

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is discussing the latest plan to re-open the City of Jackson.

  Paying the Price: COVID-19’s financial impact on the salon industry

Salons across the Magnolia State welcomed back customers Monday after several weeks of no income.

A Mississippi puzzle store booms as online prices soar during pandemic

As stay home orders continue, demand for puzzles grow, spiking online prices.

  Some gyms and salons open around the state, others taking their time

Across the metro, gyms, barbershops and nail salons were buzzing with activity.

  Home improvement projects increase during shelter-in-place order

Hardware store officials have seen a steady rise in business over the last four weeks.

  Gov. Reeves: ‘I do not want you to wake up in August with no job to return to’

Reeves says he has concerns that a second wave of economic crises could still be on the horizon.

BBB: Social media coupon scams spreading amid the coronavirus pandemic

The fake coupons circulate on Facebook and Twitter, offering hundreds of dollars in free merchandise.

Homeless Akron teen living in the woods graduates high school receives over $10k in donations and finds home

19 News wants to show the harsh reality of what it is like for this girl trying to graduate while living in the woods.

  Managing mental health during Covid-19 pandemic

Davis Therapeutic Services, LLC in Flowood talks about ways people can navigate through this life changing crisis.

  City of Vicksburg projected to face additional economic hardship due to postponed pageant

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Miss Mississippi Organization to hold the competition for 2021.

  Tattoo studio owner not happy that his doors are still closed

Like many other businesses, tattoo shops have been closed for six weeks, and now operators are wanting their opportunity to work.

Coronavirus affecting annual summer training at Camp Shelby

The coronavirus is affecting annual summer training for the National Guard at Camp Shelby.

Protesters host rally in response to COVID-19 guidelines

As residents look ahead to the barbershops, hair salons and gyms now allowed to reopen, more than 100 people rallied in protest today at the Lighthouse Pier in response to orders and guidelines still in place due to COVID-19.

  'Local is what you have to depend on now’: Miss. Farm Marketplace gives boost to local farmers

A Patch of Heaven farm is a smaller farming operation run by Mark Herring and his wife.

  'I have to do what I believe is right’: Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, reopens salons, gyms

Mississippi will remain under a Safer-at-Home order till May 25th.

  Small business owner praises Miss. bank for helping keep its doors open

A Mississippi bank is praised on CNBC and getting rave reviews from its customers.

  Northpark Mall reopens under new safety guidelines

Northpark will start closing at 6 p.m. to allow workers to thoroughly clean.

Miss Mississippi postponed until 2021

Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition have been postponed until June and and April of 2021.

  Jackson businesses will reopen May 15 with restrictions

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will host an “emergency press conference” Friday afternoon on COVID-19.

  Gov. Reeves announces plan to reopen barbershops, salons and gyms

The brief is scheduled for 2:30 pm.

102-year-old Ark. nursing home resident beats coronavirus

Ms. Mae, who resides at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was born during the Spanish Flu Epidemic in 1918.

  People revive their night lives as some area restaurants open back up

“I’ve been so mad that I could not come and eat at a restaurant or anything for so long that I’m just ready to be out here."

  Miss. restaurants open to customers eager for a sit-down meal

Most people said they will be venturing out to restaurants to help spur the economy.

  Gov. Reeves, Lt. Gov. Hosemann find common ground after week of political sparring

The Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker have met and come to some agreements on how to move forward with the CARES Act spending.

  Recent nursing grads eligible to work with COVID-19 permit, bypassing board exam

The official graduation ceremony will be held May 15th, virtually.

  Gov., legislature agree on ‘pause’ to decide how to spend relief money

Thursday marked the beginning of “Stage 2” of the governor’s plan to reopen Mississippi.

  Gyms taking major hit by coronavirus outbreak with no relief in sight

Gym owners across the metro-area are fearing the damage another week of no business could bring.

COVID Conqueror: 28-year-old survivor gets epic hospital sendoff

There’s not always a reason to celebrate inside the COVID-19 ICU at Our Lady of the Lake, but this week was different.

'Some business is better than no business’: Restaurants prepare for big reopening

Thursday is the big day, but some restaurant owners say they will still wait a few weeks to reopen.

  Metro restaurants financial future uncertain as they prepare to open their doors

Thursday, restaurants will have the option to open for customers for the first time since statewide COVID-19 restrictions .

  ‘We are still in the heat of this battle,' Reeves says in push to reopen Miss.

More of Mississippi is reopening but the Governor doesn't want you to let your guard down.

Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Monroe, Panola, Clarke, Benton and Jasper counties

Testing hours are noon-4 p.m. Only those with appointments will be tested.

Veteran at Mississippi State Veterans Home dies of COVID-19

A veteran at Mississippi State Veterans Home died of COVID-19 complications.

  Reeves urges Mississippians get back to work as state begins reopening

Thursday, parks and restaurants will be allowed to reopen, Reeves announced Monday.

The great mask debate: Is it necessary to wear one in public?

"I be like, uh, they need to have their masks on too. If we have our masks on, they need to have theirs on too," said Andrea Smith, Brookhaven resident.