Mississippi Working to Expand Hospital Capacity for VirusMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that hospitals in the state have about 3,000 beds, and projections show that almost 400 more beds will be needed when the state reaches is peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the next few ...
Mississippi Churches Take Services Online, into Parking LotsSome Mississippi houses of worship are offering online services during the coronavirus pandemic. Others are inviting people to sit in vehicles outside the sanctuary to have socially distant prayer and maybe to hear a pastor's message over the radio.
A Record 10 Million Sought US Jobless Aid in Past 2 WeeksCombined with last week's report that 3.3 million people sought unemployment aid two weeks ago, the U.S. economy has now suffered nearly 10 million layoffs in just the past few weeks—far exceeding the figure for any corresponding period on record.
Mississippi Alters Probation Check-in Because of VirusThe Mississippi Department of Corrections is temporarily stopping in-person check-ins for people on probation, parole, house arrest or other forms of community supervision as part of an effort to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
E.J. NolenFirst they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper. By Friday afternoon, customers were accosting sales representative E.J. Nolen in the back parking lot of Columbus Paper and Chemical for those basic supplies.