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MPB LIVE -- Governor Tate Reeves updates COVID-19 response
Governor Tate Reeves, with other state officials, will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. to give an update on the state's response to COVID-19 and discuss efforts being implemented to slow the spread.
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4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Protective Equipment Distributed to Mississippi Hospitals
Personal protective equipment is being distributed to hospitals across the state to protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus.
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4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Judge Orders Utilities Restored During Shutdown
A Mississippi civil rights attorney calls a judge’s order a warning to landlords who try to evict tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic. MPB’s Desare Frazier reports.
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4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Food Pantries In Need Of Food, Other Supplies
The Salvation Army food pantry in Jackson is facing a critical food shortage because of the increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports, food pantries across the state remain open but limited supplies are putting many needy families at risk.
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4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Non-profit, Jean Factory, Make Face Masks to Fight Coronavirus
Mississippians and businesses in the Magnolia State are stepping up to provide desperately needed face masks to companies and individuals. As MPB’s Desare Frazier reports they want to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus as neighboring Louisiana becomes a hotspot for the disease.
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4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Shelter In Place Order issued for Mississippi
Governor Tate Reeves is ordering Mississippians to stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
MPB LIVE -- Governor Tate Reeves COVID-19 Response
Governor Tate Reeves will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in the state and discuss additional efforts being implemented to slow the spread.
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4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Gulf Coast officials are concerned about coronavirus infection rates in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana is reporting more than 6,000 positive cases of the coronavirus. Yesterday, cases in the state spiked by more than 20 percent in 24 hours. Experts are calling it the new hot spot. As MPB’s Ashley Norwood reports, leaders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are particularly concerned about the infection rate in the neighboring state and its proximity to their communities.
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4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
MPB LIVE -- Governor Tate Reeves COVID-19 Response
Governor Tate Reeves will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in the state and discuss additional efforts being implemented to slow the spread.
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4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Lauderdale County Sheltering In Place
Lauderdale County is the first in the state under a mandatory “stay at home order” to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
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4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Restaurants See Decrease in Sales
Almost two-thirds of restaurant owners in Mississippi have had to lay off workers in March -- and that number is expected to grow. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on what is next for restaurants operating during the Coronavirus.
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4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Governor Reeves to Update COVID-19 Response
Governor Tate Reeves will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in the state and discuss additional efforts being implemented to slow the spread.
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3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
More Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Continues
Mississippi health officials are ramping up testing for the coronavirus with one-day drive-thru testing sites across the state. MPB’s Alexandra Watts has more.
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3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
Counselors Help With Emotional Effects of Coronavirus
The Coronavirus Pandemic has people seeking help from mental health providers to cope with the emotional strain. Talking about the issue experts say helps relieve pent-up feelings.
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3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
Education officials waive some statewide testing requirements due to coronavirus
Schools in Mississippi remain closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As MPB’s Ashley Norwood reports, key education requirements are suspended to lessen the impact of extended school closures.
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3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
MSDH Taking Aggressive Stance Against Coronavirus
Six Mississippians have died from the Coronavirus and the state health department says the number of cases has climbed to nearly 485. The state health officer says they’re taking a more aggressive approach in fighting the virus.
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3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
Unemployed workers seeking help amid pandemic
Mississippi is expected to lose more than 100,000 jobs in the next few months due to concerns over the coronavirus, according to an economic policy group. Restaurants and other businesses have closed their doors or limited services. As MPB’s Ashley Norwood reports, the closures now leave thousands of residents out of work and in need of financial assistance.
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3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
Governor Reeves to Update COVID-19 Response
Governor Tate Reeves will hold a press conference outside the Governor's Mansion to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in the state and discuss additional efforts being implemented to slow the spread.
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3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
How the Digital Divide and the Coronavirus Impact Mississippi Delta Schools
Schools across Mississippi remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many districts are now facing a dilemma - how to provide remote learning to students in areas that lack internet service. MPB's Alexandra Watts reports.
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3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Pregnant Women urged to guard Against Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus spreads, some women who are pregnant are concerned about the health of their unborn child. One doctor says taking precautions can reduce their risk of infection.
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3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM