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Health Officials to Release Names of Long-term Care Facilities With COVID-19 Outbreaks

After reviewing the recent Hinds County Chancery Court ruling regarding the release of possible protected patient information, the Mississippi Attorney General’s office has recommended that the Mississippi State Department of ...

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WIC Benefits Soon Available Through EBT Cards

The Mississippi State Department of Health Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is transitioning from a direct distribution food system to a retail food system via an ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic ...

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COVID-19 Cluster Related to Northeast Mississippi Funeral

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.

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Mayoral Curfew Order City of Jackson

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued a proclamation continuing the civil emergency initially issued on March 16 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces Safe Return for Mississippi in Final Stages of Reopening Economy

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his Safer At Home order will be ending on June 1 to be replaced by new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery for ...

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MHA, MSMA Urge Patients to Seek Care in Clinics and Hospitals to Protect Their Health

The Mississippi Hospital Association and Mississippi State Medical Association are encouraging patients to seek care in the state’s clinics and hospitals, especially Mississippians who have chronic illnesses or need emergency ...

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The State View: News from MSU

"As we launch our 2020 Summer Semester, I want to update everyone in the MSU family on our ongoing planning processes for the 2020 Fall Semester."

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Governor Tate Reeves Extends Safer At Home Order to Continue Flattening the Curve

On Friday, May 22, Governor 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.

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Mayor Lumumba Releases New Order of Curfew

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released an order of curfew on Thursday, May 21.

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Governor Tate Reeves Releases Guidelines for In-Person Worship Services

Today, Governor Tate Reeves released social distancing and sanitation guidelines for in-person worship services to safely resume across Mississippi.

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Set for Leake and Hinds Counties

Residents of Leake and Hinds counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue ...

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HHS Delivers $91,086,258 to Expand Testing Capacity in Mississippi

The Department of Health and Human Services is delivering $91,086,258 in new funding to Mississippi to support testing for COVID-19.

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Governor Reeves Announces Interim Director for Mississippi Development Authority

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that John Rounsaville will lead the Mississippi Development Authority as Interim Director to continue growing our state's economy and win business for Mississippi.

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Mayor Lumumba Eases Restrictions on Businesses; Urges Continued Vigilance

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is slowly re-opening the Capital City following months of lockdown due to COVID-19, while acknowledging that data does not yet reflect that Jackson or the State ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Amends Safer At Home Order to Safely Reopen Tattoo Parlors

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the next step for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy and getting people back to work while flattening the curve of COVID-19.

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Hinds County District Five Supervisor to Provide Relief to Elderly Residents

In an effort to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic to one of Hinds County’s vulnerable populations, Hinds County District 5 Supervisor Bobby McGowan will be hosting a series of ...

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State Superintendent of Education Presents Statewide Digital Learning Plan to Mississippi Legislature

Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, testified before the Mississippi Senate Education Committee outlining the Mississippi Department of Education’s plan to connect all Mississippi children to the internet so ...

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Gov. Reeves Extends Unemployment Benefits to Help Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced efforts to extend the unemployment benefits provided to help Mississippi workers and their families hard-hit by COVID-19.

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Governor Reeves Extends 'Safer At Home,' Reopens Barbershops and Salons

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy while protecting public health.

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Mayor Lumumba Announces Inter-local Agreement to Repave Robinson Road

On Wednesday, May 6, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Hinds County Supervisor Credell Calhoun announced the Robinson Road Repaving Project.

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2020 Session to Reconvene Thursday, Legislators Release Plan to Help Small Businesses

By agreement of Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, the Mississippi Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, ...

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Gov. Reeves Amends 'Safer At Home' Order to Reopen Restaurants and Parks

On Monday, May 4, 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.

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Mayor Lumumba Extends Stay at Home Order Until May 15

On Thursday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an Executive Order to further extend the current Stay at Home order from May 1 until May 15.

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi Awards COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi announced rapid response grant awards totaling $55,000 for eleven Mississippi-based nonprofit agencies and programs directly vulnerable women and families in wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Legal Aid Attorneys are Available by Phone

The Access to Justice Commission and two Legal Services agencies announced this week that free legal aid providers are available to assist low income people with civil legal needs like ...

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Mayor Lumumba Announces Legal Action Against Canadian National Railway

Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that the City of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Canadian National Railway to restore and reopen the underpass at Walter “Dutch” Welch Drive, ...

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Set for Madison, Hinds, Leflore, Clay, Leake and Pike Counties

Residents of Madison, Hinds and Leflore counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health ...

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Mayor Lumumba Calls for Repeal of Open Carry Law

In a video released Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba called for a repeal of Mississippi’s Open Carry Law, citing that the law makes it impossible for police to remove illegal ...

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SBA Application Portal for PPP Applications Reopens

The U.S. Small Business Administration will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.

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City of Jackson Launches Mental Health 'Warmline'

On Friday, April 24, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced the launch of the City’s first-ever Mental Health ‘Warmline’, designed to help citizens cope with the mental toll of self-isolation during ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Signs 'Safer At Home' Order to Begin Reopening State's Economy

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 ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Signs Executive Order Closing Schools for Academic Year

On Wednesday, April 22, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order implementing school closures for the rest of the academic year to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Governor Tate Reeves Endorses State-Wide Relief Fund

The Community Foundation for Mississippi, working with the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, established the Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund as an initiative to create a state-wide pooled ...

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Cathead Comfort & Mercy Hand Sanitizer Available For Purchase

Cathead Distillery announced that its new hand sanitizer, Comfort & Mercy, is now available for purchase online as well as at select retailers across the South.

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Main Street America: 7.5 Million Small Businesses Across the U.S. in Danger of Closing Permanently

A new report published by Main Street America, founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, reveals that nearly 7.5 million small businesses across the country are in danger of ...

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Tougaloo College to Serve as COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Site

Tougaloo College is serving as a one-day, appointment-only drive-through COVID-19 testing site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Set for Hinds, Walthall and Kemper Counties

Residents of Hinds, Walthall and Kemper counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health ...

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Boating, Fishing on Barnett Reservoir Resumes Monday

Boating and fishing on Barnett Reservoir will resume on Monday, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District confirmed after Governor Tate Reeves’ Friday morning press conference related to the Covid-19 ...

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Governor Reeves Extends Shelter-In-Place by 7 Days; Enables Safe Sales by “Non-Essential” Businesses

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. The Governor’s new executive ...

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Helpline Available to Answer Coronavirus Questions in Over 90 Languages for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America wants caregivers to know that it has a helpline, staffed entirely by licensed social workers, that can answer questions in English, Spanish, Chinese, French and ...

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Hinds, Quitman Counties Set for Saturday Mobile COVID-19 Testing

Residents of Hinds and Quitman counties and surrounding communities can be tested on Saturday, April 18, for COVID-19 as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of ...

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Canopy Children’s Solutions Launches New Solution to Help Local Families in Crisis

Canopy Children’s Solutions’ LINK connects families with state, local and federal community resources for when they are in crisis situations.

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces COVID-19 Assistance for Homeowners and First Responders

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced further efforts to support homeowners and first responders who are being stretched thin during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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UMMC Begins COVID-19 Clinical Trials

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is moving into a new stage of COVID-19 response: conducting clinical research and trials on how to treat the disease.

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Gov. Tate Reeves Partners with Private Sector to Study Economic Recovery

On Tuesday, April 14, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that he has asked leaders of Mississippi’s business community to chart a course for economic recovery and re-opening Mississippi’s economy.

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Gov. Tate Reeves Announces Extended School Closures to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that schools in Mississippi will remain closed for the rest of the school year to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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JPS Grab-And-Go Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner Feeding Program

The Jackson Public Schools Child Nutrition team will continue to serve grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals during school closures through April 17, 2020.

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Governor Tate Reeves Declares State of Emergency for Easter Storms

JACKSON — Tonight, Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Mississippians in response to the severe tornadoes and storms hitting across the ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Issues Executive Orders to Protect Healthcare Professionals

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed two new executive orders to protect healthcare professionals from transmission and liability as they aid in Mississippi's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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