Mississippi State Government

MSDH releases number of COVID cases in schools for week of Sept. 21-25

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COVID-19 Mississippi Schools

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) – The Mississippi State Department of Health has released its weekly report on the number of coronavirus cases in schools for each county.

The report lists the number of staff members and students who tested positive for the virus, as well as the number of staff and students who were quarantined.

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Mississippi schools to submit annual plans amid uncertainty

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Mississippi Schools Open Amid Uncertainty

[Source: Mississippi Business Journal]

Mississippi school districts have just a day to submit plans for this academic year to the state, but as the deadline nears and new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise, those plans keep changing.

Jackson came out with a detailed plan in mid-July for how it was going to return students to in-person classroom instruction at the start of the school year.

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Gov. Reeves adds 6 counties to mask mandate, tightens restrictions for bars

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Governor Tate Reeves Mississippi Mandates Covid-19

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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves altered his Safe Return order in an effort to combat the outbreak in his state.

Friday, Reeves announced an amendment to the order that impacts bars and social gatherings across the state.

  • Social gatherings are limited to 10 or less indoors and 20 or less outdoors.
  • Bars can only sell alcohol to seated customers, and no alcohol can be sold at restaurants or bars after 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM. Previous social distancing measures, such as limiting to 50% capacity, updating floor plans to ensure 6 feet distance between groups, and limiting to 6 people per table, remain in effect.

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Mississippi coronavirus: Outbreak at Capitol grows to 26 lawmakers

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Mississippi State Capitol Covid Cases

[Source: Giacomo Bologna Mississippi Clarion Ledger]

Gov. Tate Reeves is warning the public to get tested for coronavirus if they have been in contact with a state lawmaker.

The number of coronavirus cases linked to an outbreak at the Capitol has grown to 36, which includes 26 legislators, according to the state’s top official.

Many politicians flouted recommendations to wear a mask inside the Capitol in recent weeks. Now, about one in six of Mississippi state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Continue reading at clarionledger.com.

Other than the flag, what did Mississippi lawmakers get done this year?

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Jackson Mississippi Skyline with Capitol

[Source: Clarion Ledger]

and prohibition. Abortion issues and a Jim Crow-era election system. A $1.2 billion battle between lawmakers and the governor.

The 2020 Mississippi legislative session had plenty of intrigue even before lawmakers passed a bill to change the state flag. They left the Capitol last week with no firm date of return, but they must return at some point soon — to hash out a budget disagreement, and possibly to address coronavirus funding.

Continue reading on clarionledger.com.

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