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MSDH Announces South Korea Strategy, Governor Clarifies Executive Order

The time for playing defense against COVID-19 is over, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs declared Thursday in front of the governor’s mansion in downtown Jackson.

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EDITORIAL: Gov. Reeves Needs to Take ‘Essential’ Seriously for COVID-19 Social Distancing

What (Gov. Tate) Reeves still has not done, is follow the lead of states near and far by truly ordering only essential businesses and services to remain open. What Reeves did instead this past Tuesday has been a bona fide mess.

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108 New Cases of COVID-19, Largest Increase So Far

As controversy swirls in Mississippi over Gov. Tate Reeves’ refusal to issue a “Shelter in Place” order, the state has 108 additional cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday, March 25, at 6 p.m.

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UPDATE: Four Mississippi Men, One Woman Die from COVID-19 as State Cases Rise to 377

Men from Holmes, Webster and Wilkinson counties and a woman from Tunica county are the second, third, fourth and fifth person to die from the coronavirus in the state, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced today.

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Governor: Wait-and-See on State Lockdown Despite 71 New COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Tate Reeves again rejected calls for a statewide lockdown at a press conference outside the governor’s mansion today in downtown Jackson, saying that “no expert had yet recommended” such an enforced quarantine.

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Rep. Palazzo: Rural Hospitals ‘On Brink’ of ‘Collapse,’ Need Relief Amid Pandemic

Congress must assist rural hospitals in its upcoming bill aimed at blunting the economic devastation the coronavirus has wrought, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo wrote in a letter to top U.S. House leaders on Tuesday.

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Governor Under Fire as COVID-19 Spreads, Testing Begins at Fairgrounds

The Mississippi State Department of Health begins drive-thru testing today at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and wireless provider C-Spire.

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50 COVID-19 Cases Now as UMMC Works to Develop Own Test for 'Tidal Wave' Virus

“We are ramping up all of our contingency planning to be prepared for a tidal wave of patients that we know is about to hit us,” UMMC Department of Emergency Chairman Dr. Alan Jones warned.

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Hinds, D.A. Evaluating Release of Some Pretrial Detainees Due to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country and globe, advocates warn of the unique health risks the easily contracted virus poses for the 19,000 people serving sentences inside Mississippi state prisons and the more than 5,200 people locked up and awaiting trial in county jails.

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Mayoral Proclamation of Executive Order Prohibiting Gatherings of More Than 10 People

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has issued an executive order banning gatherings of more than 10 people in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Tate Reeves Requests Economic Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Tate Reeves requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to aid small businesses and their employees being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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OPINION: Black People: Vote Like Our Lives Depend on It

"It doesn't require well-rehearsed promises and clever slogans to increase African American voting. The reality is the unfortunate truth that we should vote because our lives depend on it."

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Governor Tate Reeves Signs Executive Orders Furthering Mississippi's COVID-19 Response

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed two executive orders to further the state's response to COVID-19 and aid Mississippians being impacted.

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Legislative Democrats Call for Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Measures and Suspension of Legislative Session

Legislative Democrats including the Mississippi House and Senate Democratic Caucuses along with the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus encourage the Governor, Speaker of the House and Lt. Governor to spend this week working with us on a host of bipartisan emergency measures that tackle two immediate concerns.

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Mississippi Shutting Down as COVID-19 Reaches Jackson, Coast, Rural Areas

The confirmed arrival of COVID-19 in Jackson follows a weekend of growing restrictions on movement and public gatherings nationwide.

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