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City of Jackson and Visit Jackson Call For Citywide First Responder Appreciation Day

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jackson residents and business owners are called to post a sign in their window thanking our Jackson Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and healthcare workers who have been serving on the frontlines during this COVID-19 public health crisis, or honk their horns at noon as a show of support.

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UMMC Builds Ventilators for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built about 170 ventilators of his own design to use in the event of a shortage, doubling the Medical Center’s supply.

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Hand Sanitizer Distribution Locations Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m.

Please see the locations listed in this article for the next Hand Sanitizer Distribution event scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. while supplies last. There will be drive through concept for each location.

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City Parks and Facilities Closed; City Events Postponed Through May

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Parks and Recreation has postponed all events scheduled to take place April 11th thru May 23rd.

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MSDH: Masks Now Recommended for Personal, Public Protection

Given the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, the Mississippi State Department of Health now recommends that healthcare workers wear a face covering (either manufactured or appropriate cloth mask) throughout the workday.

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MBK Provides ACA Support for Persons Seeking Health Insurance Options Due to Massive Layoffs

The My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. National Extension Project is encouraging Mississippians to consider the Special Enrollment period to secure alternative insurance options to remain covered.

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UMMC Calls on Community to Help Protect Health Care Heroes

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is calling on the community to help protect its employees after the Mississippi Department of Health directed all health care professionals in the state to wear a mask while at work.

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Scheduled Wednesday at Traceway Park in Clinton

One-day mobile collections for COVID-19 testing specimens are continuing statewide this week, including drive-through testing Wednesday at Traceway Park in Clinton.

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Tippah and Jackson Counties are Upcoming Sites for One-Day Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing

JACKSON, Miss. – One-day mobile collections for COVID-19 testing specimens are continuing this weekend and into early next week, with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi National Guard leading operations.

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Millsaps College Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Millsaps College employee has tested positive for novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. That individual received the positive test on April 3, 2020 and is in self-isolation under medical supervision.

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