One-day, drive-through coronavirus testing centers to open in Mississippi this week

The free testing will be appointment only. Mississippians who have been screened as high risk of infection can give a sample via a nose swab without leaving their vehicle.

  663 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 13 deaths

  Professionals say your gloves may not protect you if you wear them wrong

  Emotional contagion: Coronavirus threat can take a toll on mental health

  Jackson County hires social-distancing monitors for beaches

Two Biloxi VA employees test postive for COVID-19

  With JPD’s first coronavirus case comes concerns for those still working

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  Ridgeland lifts sign ordinance restrictions to promote businesses affected by COVID-19

  Seniors hold out hope COVID-19 won’t cancel graduation ceremonies

  100th birthday celebration goes on despite coronavirus restrictions

Patient at Vicksburg hospital tests positive for coronavirus; exposed staff asked to self-quarantine

LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

Civilian employee at NAS Meridian tests positive for COVID-19

WATCH: TODAY host Hoda Kotb’s emotional response to interview with Drew Brees

TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb was overwhelmed with emotion when interviewing Drew Brees on Friday morning.

  UMMC launches in-house COVID-19 testing

University of Mississippi Medical Center is working to curb the spread of COVID-19.

High demand for unemployment claims outpaces state’s ability to keep up

Mississippi’s unemployment claims are nearly six times higher than they were earlier this month, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor, which reflect layoffs across the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Teacher parade reconnects teachers and their students with social distancing

The teachers at Ann Smith and Highland Elementary Schools wanted to make sure their kids knew how much their teachers miss them. They saw the idea of a teacher parade on Facebook and wanted to make it theirs, hoping it would be a fun way to reconnect with their kids after weeks out of class.

Miss. Supreme Court says courts must remain open while taking safety precautions

Chief: JPD officer tests positive for coronavirus

  Don’t let your guard down in fight against coronavirus, Miss. officials warn

  Recycling businesses taking more precautions while collecting items during COVID-19 outbreak

Students will not go back to school in Alabama, schools are moving to online learning

Two employees, one student test positive for coronavirus at MSU

Doctor shares tips on how to safely unpack groceries, takeout without transferring coronavirus

Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen shared some valuable tips for unpacking your groceries or takeout during the global coronavirus pandemic.

  UMMC confirms 1 student, 5 healthcare workers tested positive for coronavirus

Only those screened using C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage, a new app developed by UMMC and C Spire, or by calling (601) 496-7200 are eligible for the specimen collection.

  Gov. Reeves discusses latest on COVID-19 response

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crocs offering free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on frontlines of COVID-19 fight

The makers of Crocs are offering a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

  Rankin Co. man dies of coronavirus

A Rankin County man is the sixth coronavirus-related death in Mississippi.

  Hinds Co. Board of Supervisors announce changes due to COVID-19

Hinds County Board of Supervisors discussed their efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drew Brees pledges $5 million, 10k meals a day during stay-at-home order

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are doing their part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Love in a Pandemic: Miss. couple postpones wedding because of outbreak

May 16th was supposed to be the happiest day of their life.

  Surviving Motherhood: Keeping the kids fed while they’re home from school

A savvy mom on Facebook posted a cool technique for keeping her kids fed.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: Breaking down essential vs. non-essential businesses

The Executive Order takes some examination to understand what's set out regarding essential businesses.

Homemade surgical masks with Bible verses heading to Ga. hospitals

Georgia volunteers are making inspirational masks to bring comfort to those treating and battling COVID-19.

  Analysis: Higher coronavirus case rates, fewer critical care options for rural counties than Jackson metro

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there could be greater cause for concern in Mississippi’s rural counties.

  Experts explain how to protect your child’s mental health while social distancing

Though teens may be sleeping more than usual, Damon said it is still important for them and other children to stick to a schedule.

  Hinds Co. seamstress makes medical masks for those on frontline of Corona battle

Margaret Stribling has been sewing handmade masks since the coronavirus outbreak started.

  MEA Clinics launch telehealth in the fight against COVID-19

Patients can now see doctors via telehealth, giving them more access to care while keeping them from potential exposure to the virus.

Saints’ Coach Sean Payton cleared after positive coronavirus test

Sean Payton received the positive test results almost a week ago.

Jackson mayor helps deliver food to residents affected by coronavirus outbreak

He said that the coronavirus will not take away the spirit of caring for one another.

Miss. Health Dept. reports 5th coronavirus-related death

A man in Webster County is the fourth death in Mississippi from coronavirus-related complications.

  Miss. truckers busier than ever as demand increases around the country

Truckers are responsible for delivering 70 percent of all goods in the US, their role now more important than ever.

A list of all businesses and operations that are considered essential in Mississippi

This means that they do not have to abide by the 10-person limit recommended by the CDC.

Miss. Board of Nursing enacts temporary disaster permits

The Mississippi Board of Nursing is helping fill the healthcare needs in our state during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Elderly, homeless being served hot meals in Vicksburg as coronavirus fight rages on

Vicksburg’s Mayor George Flaggs says the plan is to continue this feeding program for next two weeks.

Hinds Co. SO warning against ‘Cruising’ on Northside Dr. on Sunday nights

Due to the threat of coronavirus, the City of Jackson and Hinds County are under several public health advisories.

Keesler Air Force Base confirms three COVID-19 cases

Keesler Air Force Base on Wednesday confirmed three positive cases of COVID-19.

  90-year-old Mississippi man died of coronavirus, Louisiana Dept. of Health confirms

The Louisiana Department of Health reports a 90-year-old Mississippi man died of COVID-19.

Starbucks giving free coffee to all first responders and frontline workers until May 3

Starbucks is also paying their employees 30 days of catastrophe pay.

Second death from coronavirus reported in MS

The case was a male 60-65 years old from Holmes County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized.

  COVID-19 and social distancing are having an impact on child abuse reports

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is asking for help to protect children who may be in danger.

  On last day of dine-in service, Pearl restaurant owner hopes community support will keep her business alive

Hours before Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order which would shutter dine-in services at bars and restaurants, more than half a dozen Pearl restaurants still welcomed customers to their tables, with some promising a safe, lean and sparse eating experience.

  Social distancing got you feeling lonely? Adopt a furry friend

Large gatherings are now a thing of the past as social distancing is encouraged.. which can cause feelings of loneliness.

  Brookhaven Little Libraries serve to feed the needy during coronavirus crisis

They are boxes where people can bring books to donate or take books they want to read. Now, they’re little grocery stores. If you see something you need, take it, and hopefully in a few weeks when you’re able, you can replace it.

  Mississippi taking least aggressive measures against coronavirus in US, study finds

A WalletHub study showed Mississippi as the state with the least aggressive measures against the coronavirus.

Mississippi mother fighting coronavirus while quarantined away from her children

Betsy Rose Baker is one of over 320 people in Mississippi diagnosed with COVID-19, and she's going through it away from her loved ones.

Mississippi Tattoo Artist: Do not get a tattoo or piercing right now

A local tattoo artist is advising that people who are wanting a tattoo or a piecing should hold off for now.

La. woman lies about COVID-19 exposure; faces criminal charge

A Natchez woman tried her best to get some time off of work — now instead faces a charge of criminal mischief.

  Local church members make masks and gowns for doctors fighting coronavirus pandemic

These volunteers say they that knowing that they are helping those who need them the most during these uncertain times makes all the difference.

Clinton mother delivers home-cooked meals to elderly during coronavirus pandemic

A Clinton mother is stepping up to make sure the elderly community gets all the nutrition they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kroger allowing workers to wear protective masks and gloves

The grocery giant is also installing sneeze guards and helpful floor decals amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cancer patient shows recovery from COVID-19

Cancer patient shows improvement after his condition took a turn for the worse over the weekend.

Memphis, Shelby County municipalities issue ‘safer-at-home’ orders to curb the spread of COVID-19

The mayors Memphis and the Shelby County municipalities have issued “safer-at-home” orders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. The order does not include a city curfew.

Gov. Edwards: Mardi Gras caused many cases of coronavirus in New Orleans area

Governor John Bel Edwards believes that Mardi Gras had a lot to do with the number of coronavirus cases in the New Orleans metro area.

  Gov. Reeves signs executive order preventing large gatherings

Reeves said an executive order will be signed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Waffle House closes 365 locations across the U.S.

The breakfast-chain announced the news on their Facebook page Tuesday morning.

Petal family 3D printing respirator masks for those who need them

A Petal man and his son are making the best of their time spent social distancing.

Poll: Most Americans think Trump is doing good job with coronavirus response

The poll also found that 54% of Americans are optimistic about the administration’s ability to handle the outbreak from here.

  COVID-19 causes spike in Mississippi unemployment claims

Unemployment rates across the country have skyrocketed since the outbreak.

  More coronavirus testing means number of Miss. cases will rise. Doctor says don’t be alarmed.

The UMMC mobile testing site includes a telehealth screening process before patients are directed to the site for testing.

  Liquor stores see spike in sales during coronavirus outbreak

After the Mississippi Department of Revenue made temporary changes to its alcohol laws, liquor store owners say they’re seeing a spike in sales as more people buy alcohol in bulk.

  Several local restaurants now offering online shopping options

Several local restaurants in the metro are changing their business model to keep their employees on the payroll.

2nd St. Jude employee tests positive for COVID-19

A second St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital employee has been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus.

Webster Parish woman dies from COVID-19

Andraia Sanders died Monday morning.

Gov. Reeves not sure if Class of 2020 will walk at graduation

In a Facebook Q&A held by the governor Monday, he was asked if the Class of 2020 will be able to walk the stage

Miss. Dept. of Revenue pushes back tax filing deadline

The Mississippi Department of Revenue pushed back the tax filing deadline for 2020.

WATCH: Gov. Reeves answers COVID-19 questions

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is filming a Facebook Live on Monday to answer questions about COVID-19.

Clinton mayor to address city regarding COVID-19 pandemic

Mayor Phil Fisher will be addressing the City of Clinton Monday afternoon.

  Coronavirus outbreak: What you need to know

As the coronavirus continues to spread fear across the planet, health officials are working to contain the outbreak and people are looking to keep the virus from infecting themselves.

Employee of Sanderson Farms plant in McComb tests positive for coronavirus

Sanderson Farms, Inc. confirmed Monday that an employee at the company’s McComb processing plant tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Don’t flush paper towels and wipes, not even ones that say they’re ‘flushable’

Environmental officials in Mississippi are reminding residents they should only flush toilet paper.