The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 552 additional cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths.
TUPELO • Voters in Mississippi can now request to vote by absentee ballot for the general el…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 465 additional cases of COVID…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported 192 additional cases of COVID-…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Sunday reported 277 more cases of COVID-19 and…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday reported 655 more cases of COVID-19 a…
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TUPELO - Older adults and people who have serious medical conditions are at higher risk of getting sick from (COVID-19) coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Tupelo Public School District reported nine new positive COVID-19 cases among students during the fifth week back to school, in an update shared Friday afternoon.
JACKSON • The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday ruled that not all voters at a higher risk from COVID-19 due to pre-existing health conditions can vote by an absentee ballot in the upcoming November election.
Tupelo • When rumors of positive COVID-19 cases started popping up across Lee County schools after classes resumed on Aug. 6, Brandi Dabbs started asking questions.
TUPELO • Northeast Mississippi nonprofits will share their missions and request volunteers during the virtual edition of the Volunteer Northeast Mississippi’s Nonprofit Fair, Thursday.
Tupelo Public School District reported eight new positive COVID-19 cases among students during the fourth week back to school, in an update shared Friday afternoon.
TUPELO • After one of the nation’s top infectious disease agencies released new data about the number of people who have died from COVID-19, Mississippi’s top public health expert and local coroners are urging people against using the recent numbers to downplay the severity of the virus.
JACKSON • A Hinds County chancery judge on Wednesday issued a ruling that makes it easier for Mississippians with underlying health conditions to vote absentee in this fall’s elections in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19.
State and local election officials are bracing for an election like none other, carried out amid anxieties over a pandemic, and questions continue to circulate about the current capacity of the U.S. Postal Service to manage a widely expected spike in mail-in ballots.In Mississippi, the legis…
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District’s buses are transporting fewer than half the number of students they did in the previous year as more parents opt to drive their students to and from school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tupelo Public School District reported 14 new positive COVID-19 cases among students during the second week back to school in an update shared on Friday afternoon.
Mississippi this week took over the nation’s highest infection rate after hovering in the top several states for weeks.
TUPELO • Three municipal department heads are quarantined with COVID-19, including Don Lewis, who is both City Hall’s top appointed figure and a mayoral hopeful.
Just over a week after her eighth grade daughter started the school year at Corinth Middle School, Heather Price received a call she’d been dreading: Through contract tracing, it had been determined that her daughter Haley Price had potentially been exposed to COVID-19 in class and would hav…
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases among students during its first week back to school, resulting in 197 students being quarantined.
Public speaking instructor Jessi Stevenson has worked at Itawamba Community College for 15 years, and she’s never faced a classroom in quite the way she has this week.
Jackson • Gov. Tate Reeves announced during a press conference, Monday afternoon, initiatives expanding COVID-19 testing for Mississippi’s teachers and increasing access to telehealth in schools across the state.
TUPELO • At Tupelo High School, and across the Tupelo Public School District, students were excited to be back in school on Monday – and teachers were, too.
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced that he will issue a new executive order that will extend social gathering limitations, a statewide mask mandate and enact limits on how many spectators can attend extracurricular events at public schools. The order will go into effect at 8 a.m.…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 612 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths, pushing the statewide death toll past 2,000.
Tupelo • Coronavirus continues to reveal striking health disparities as a result of systemic healthcare issues, according to State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and a panel of experts, Wednesday.
BOONEVILLE • Hundreds of Northeast Mississippi Community College students are quarantined after nine positive COVID-19 cases on campus since in-person classes resumed on Aug. 3.
TUPELO • It’s been seven months since the last major furniture trade show, setting up what should be, under normal circumstances, a pretty good Summer Market at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
TUPELO • Krena Silver, a respiratory therapist for over 20 years, has been on the North Mississippi Medical Center’s COVID-19 floor since late March to early April. In all of her years of experience, she has never been as scared as she is right now.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Saturday morning reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 66,646.
Tupelo • State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright discussed the 2020-21 school year and Mississippi’s distance learning plan during a media call on Thursday afternoon.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,036 new COVID-19 cases, including 51 in Lee County, bringing the statewide total to 65,436.
Tupelo • As schools across Mississippi begin reopening this week, the state now has the highest test positivity rate in the nation with a weekly average of 25.8%, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,245 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 51 new deaths as a result of the virus.
BOONEVILLE • A Northeast Mississippi Community College nursing lecture class has been quarantined due to a student testing positive for COVID-19.
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves issued a statewide mask mandate on Tuesday afternoon for public gatherings and retail stores for the next two weeks and signed an executive order requiring that masks be worn in schools by all teachers and students unless there is a medical reason.
JACKSON • A Tuesday afternoon emergency statewide order requires anyone living in Mississippi diagnosed with COVID-19 to immediately isolate at home.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,074 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19, including 35 in Lee County.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported 572 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight people have died from complications related to the virus.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Sunday reported 672 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and 10 people have died from complications related to the virus.
TUPELO • Even when COVID-19 caused churches to close their physical doors, some churches refused to allow it to stop their outreach. From hosting food drives to offering aid to the homeless, churches such as Chandlers Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Verona, Life Culture Minist…
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Saturday reported 1,134 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 59,881.
Corinth School District reported on Friday afternoon that a student has tested positive for COVID-19, just five days after the return to class.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported that 1,168 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and that 52 additional people have died from complications related to the virus. The health department also reported that 989 people are currently bei…
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday announced he is issuing an executive order that adds two Northeast Mississippi counties to the total list of counties in the state that are under a mask mandate and stricter social distancing guidelines.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,775 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. The previous highest was 1,635 on July 21. MSDH also reported 48 additional deaths. Latest hospitalizations will be reported later in the day.
TUPELO • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton are again exchanging sharp jabs with one another over the state’s pandemic response.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,342 new COVID-19 cases, 42 additional deaths and 969 current hospitalizations for confirmed COVID-19.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported that 653 new people have tested positive for COVID-19 and six additional people have died from complications related to the virus.
TUPELO • An employee of Tupelo City Hall died over the weekend from complications related to COVID-19, according to a Facebook post from the Tupelo mayor’s office.
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced that he is issuing additional executive orders that will limit the number of people that can gather in crowds in the state and will place more restrictions on the operations of bars.
The Mississippi State Health Department reported 1,610 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths on Friday. Oktibbeha and Union reported each reported one additional death.
The Mississippi State Health Department on Tuesday reported 1,635 new COVID-19 cases, which is the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases thus far. It's the third time in less than a week that a new record has been set for daily case totals.