MS Dept. of Health holds press conference on Coronavirus

WXXV – MEMA recommendations for supply kit

As with weather emergencies like hurricanes and tornadoes, MEMA is also prepared for health emergencies.

They’re urging residents to prepare for COVID-19 as they would prepare for any other disaster Mississippi encounters by having a disaster supply kit ready.

The kit may include non-perishable food for at least three days, bleach, hand sanitizer with at least 70 percent alcohol, bottled water, sanitary supplies, pet and baby supplies, personal hygiene items, among others.



Second case of coronavirus in MS, Hosemann says

WJTV – Gov. Reeves and family to return from overseas; will be monitored for coronavirus

WLBT – Public, private Miss. universities moving to remote classes after extended Spring Break

Public, private Miss. universities moving to remote classes after extended Spring Break

All eight of Mississippi’s public universities are adjusting their schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi are all observing Spring Break this week. That break is now extended by a week

The break will allow faculty members to prepare to offer classes remotely.



Classes are currently set to resume March 23 and will be taught online or through other methods.

MS Dept. of Corrections suspends inmate transfers, limits visitation

WJTV – MDAH sites and offices to close until further notice due to coronavirus

MS Senate passes HCR 39 setting up competing ballot language on Medical Marijuana Initiative 65

YP – Wiggins’ Anti-Gang bill passes the MS Senate

Senator Brice Wiggins (R) has worked for three years to pass legislation that he says will give prosecutors and law enforcement more tools to take on gangs in Mississippi. The bill, SB 2459, passed the Senate on Wednesday.



“This bill, this body has passed no less than two times and unfortunately it died on the last day of the session with our friends in the House last year,” said Wiggins as he took up the bill.

Sen. Hyde-Smith cosponsors SALE Act to aid cattle growers

Congressman Palazzo introduces AQUAA Act