Sunday, March 29, 2020

Jackson Free Press

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...

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

Gov. Tate Reeves knew that COVID-19 was headed toward Mississippi at least a month ago. His own timeline, sent to the media, shows that...

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...

Second Mississippi Man Dies from COVID-19 as State Cases Rise to...

A Holmes County man in his 60s is the second person to die from the coronavirus in the state, the Mississippi State Department of...

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

JACKSON, Miss.—Gov. Tate Reeves again rejected calls for a statewide lockdown at a press conference outside the governor’s mansion today in downtown Jackson, saying...

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

Congress must assist rural hospitals in its upcoming bill aimed at blunting the economic devastation the coronavirus has wrought, Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo wrote...

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...

50 COVID-19 Cases Today as UMMC Works to Develop Own Test

The message out of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Wednesday was grim. “We are ramping up all of our contingency planning to be...

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...

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

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....