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UMMC Student tests positive for COVID-19

A University of Mississippi Medical Center student has tested positive for COVID-19. According to UMMC, the student is currently in self-isolation at home.

Public Service Commission prohibits all utility shutoffs for sixty days

"This doesn't alleviate any customer's responsibility to pay their bills, but prevents service shutoffs during this period," says Commissioner Brandon Presley.

10 Coronavirus cases reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported four new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi. The cases were identified in weekend testing.

Jackson State student tests positive for Coronavirus

Jackson State University confirmed a student tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The student is currently isolated at home.

Gov. Tate Reeves declares State of Emergency to protect public health

We will continue coordinating our response efforts and prioritizing the health and well-being for all who call Mississippi home," said Governor Tate Reeves.

Businesses fear revenue loss from drop in student population

"We've told them if you feel safer at home, please stay at home, or if you need to come back and work you can," said Dinkins.

Presley asks FCC to take steps to help students and workers impacted by coronavirus

AT&T has agreed to waive data caps for home internet customers, however, that does not apply to mobile data caps.  

Medical professionals give advice amid coronavirus concerns

With a national emergency declared because of the coronavirus, hospitals are stepping up their message to the public. There are four main points: 1. Don't panic....

Flights continue at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

The staff at the airport is monitoring the CDC for updates - and continuing to do their own jobs which includes sanitizing public areas.

Columbus Spring Pilgrimage canceled

In a press release, the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau called the move necessary, citing concerns about the spread of the virus.

Gov. Kay Ivey declares state of emergency in Alabama

There are three other preliminary cases in the state currently. 

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