Filing for Unemployment BenefitsThe Mississippi Department of Employee Security has modified its existing unemployment compensation rules, allowing Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 to be eligible to file for unemployment benefits.
COVID-19: Can Mississippi Imitate South Korea?As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, the primary fear of observers worldwide is the threat of collapse of the health-care system. More severe infections than a state’s intensive-care units have the capacity to treat will dramatically increase the risk ...
Local Jails, Prisons a Petri Dish for COVID-19?Prisoner advocates describe the COVID-19 situation as a ticking time bomb in Mississippi, where 19,000 people are serving sentences behind state prison bars and 5,200 people languish for months or years in county jails
Jonterius LewisOne of the many people who have been putting overtime into their “essential businesses” since the COVID-19 crisis began, Jonterius Lewis helps ensure people get the supplies they need through his position as a supervisor and cashier with Shoppers Value ...
Time, Weight Restrictions Suspended for COVID-19 Commercial VehiclesTo assist with the transportation and delivery of critical commodities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is waiving required weight permits and fees, allowing weight increases and suspending time restrictions for certain commercial vehicles.
Precautionary Boil Water NoticeDue to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for several areas.
UMMC Begins In-House Testing for COVID-19The University of Mississippi Medical Center began performing in-house testing for COVID-19 Thursday, providing a major boost in the state’s ability to manage the pandemic.
Jackson Police Seeking Persons of InterestJackson Police are seeking persons of interest in the murder investigation of, Nicholas Robertson. Robertson was shot multiple times on Florence Avenue during last month and had later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
Restaurant Employee Relief FundNRAEF set up the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.