Governor Reeves talks state response to COVID-19 with MSNBC

“We are flattening the curve. We are vastly outpacing the nation in testing. We are working to quickly, safely open our economy. There is no such thing as a “nonessential” Mississippian,” Gov. Reeves said.

“Proud to take that message from Mississippians to MSNBC this afternoon—needed to be said.”

YP – Governor Tate Reeves Signs Executive Order Closing Schools for Academic Year

Yesterday, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order implementing school closures for the rest of the academic year to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Reeves announced his decision to close schools at a press briefing last week.

“One month ago, I said that closing our schools was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my 17 years of serving the public. That still holds true today. Our teachers, students, school staff, and parents have risen to the challenge in the past few weeks in the most inspiring ways. You have my utmost respect and admiration for how you have adapted during this difficult time. I know that Mississippi will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure our students’ education and bright futures,” said Governor Tate Reeves.

MSDH: Coronavirus cases up to 5153 with 201 deaths

Speaker Gunn talks conference call with VP Pence

YP – MS GOP Congressmen oppose Pelosi’s new powerful coronavirus subcommittee

Republicans in Congress view this new committee as clearly partisan in its intent and just another witch hunt aimed at hurting President Donald Trump politically in the run up to the November election.

The new committee was appropriated $2 million in funding to review the government’s preparedness, assess the effects of the coronavirus on minority populations and review executive branch “policies, deliberations, decisions, activities, and internal and external communications” related to the coronavirus pandemic, among other things…

…Thompson supported his party’s leadership in approving the new committee while all three of Mississippi’s Republican Congressmen – Trent Kelly (MS-1), Michael Guest (MS-3) and Steven Palazzo (MS-4) – opposed the additional subcommittee pushed by Democrats.

Palazzo votes for PPP funding

Guest supports additional PPP funds

Wicker: President approves disaster declaration for Pearl River flooding

YP – Hyde-Smith: Mississippi to receive $6.5 million to boost COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and containment

YP – Insurance Commissioner: Mississippi drivers to receive over $60 million in insurers’ credits

Mississippi drivers will receive credits totaling $60,815,207 from auto insurers after a number of companies have filed requests with the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID).

“I am happy to approve these premium reductions so that Mississippians receive discounted rates,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. “Many people are not driving as much right now because of shelter-in-place, emergency declarations, and working from home. It only makes sense to discount what people are paying for automobile insurance and to provide them some financial relief.”