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Mississippi working to expand hospital capacity for virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that hospitals in the state have about 3,000 beds, and projections show that almost 400 more beds will be needed when the state reaches is peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the next few weeks. He said officials are working on a system to send the sickest patients to larger, better equipped hospitals. He said ...

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Outbreak: Mississippi gets disaster declaration to speed aid

Mississippi on Sunday become the latest U.S. state declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the new coronavirus outbreak, giving the state access to more federal assistance to confront the pandemic. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he has asked Trump to issue a major disaster declaration for Mississippi because of the coronavirus, in order to ...

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Reeves issues statewide stay-home order amid virus

“Every day, for the last several weeks, I have asked our health experts whether it is time for the ultimate action of a “shelter in place” order statewide. Yesterday, for the first time, we got the answer we had been anticipating. They told me we are now at the point in Mississippi’s cycle where such drastic restrictions are required. Today ...

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Gov says Mississippi not ‘dictator’ on setting virus limits

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is rejecting “dictator models like China” to strictly control people’s movements to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. “We’re following our experts and I’ve spent many sleepless nights praying for wisdom in this unprecedented time,” Republican Reeves said on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. His comments came a day after he ...

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Mississippi sets more limits amid virus, no stay-home order

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he is issuing an executive order that further restricts people’s physical interactions to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is not mandating that people stay at home. It was not immediately clear whether any steps will be taken to enforce the things he is ordering. Reeves said his executive ...

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Mississippi gov: Closing businesses amid virus could do harm

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is not ordering businesses to close or people to stay at home to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, in contrast to what several other governors are doing. Republican Reeves strongly suggested that Mississippians follow state Health Department recommendations to wash their hands, stay home if possible and keep distance from ...

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Several Mississippi sites test for coronavirus as cases rise

Several medical facilities in Mississippi are now providing coronavirus testing to people with fever and “severe cough or chest pain,” and screening began Monday for people to get appointments for a drive-thru testing site that opens Tuesday on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves led a prayer session Sunday on Facebook and suggested that people avoid congregating in large ...

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Mississippi gov seeks to help unemployed amid virus outbreak

Confirmed coronavirus infections climbed to more than 200 in Mississippi, and the governor announced plans to provide quicker access to unemployment benefits for residents affected by the outbreak. The more than 200 cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Saturday, according to state health department figures updated Sunday. A single COVID-19 death has been reported in the state. Gov. Tate ...

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Mississippi schools closed until mid-April to slow virus

Mississippi public schools will be closed until at least April 17 to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. He said schools will continue to receive state money and teachers will continue to be paid. He said he wants students to continue learning. “This is not a time to take a vacation,” Reeves said in ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves must do more than build on the past

Running for governor, Tate Reeves touted the successes achieved over eight years with Phil Bryant as governor and himself as Lt. Governor. “All of these (good) things don’t just happen,” Reeves told the Delta Business Journal. “It happens because conservative public policy works. I’m running for governor to continue to invest in our priorities and to continue to make Mississippi ...

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