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School board member: require employees to get COVID vaccine

Jul. 30, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A school board member in a Mississippi school district says he is planning to propose making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees. Natchez Adams School District board member Phillip West told The Natchez Democrat that the rise in...

EXPLAINER: Mississippi's efforts to help low-income tenants

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was...

Mississippi governor says CDC mask guidance is 'foolish'

Jul. 29, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Mississippi, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said at a political gathering Thursday that a federal recommendation for people to wear masks indoors is “foolish" and “harmful.” The Centers for Disease...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

Health officials: Mississippi teen dead from COVID-19

Jul. 28, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another child in Mississippi has died of complications related to the coronavirus, marking the fourth pediatric death since the start of the pandemic, health officials said Wednesday. The death occurred in a teenager who had a common underlying...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

The (Columbus) Dispatch. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Bob Moses made Mississippi better The death of Civil Rights leader Bob Moses, 86, on Sunday will be noted across the world by those who believe in the cause of racial justice. But...

The Latest: S Korea sets another new high for daily cases

Jul. 27, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow a nationwide spread of infections. The 1,896 cases announced Wednesday...

Spokeswoman: Mississippi gov won't mandate masks in schools

Jul. 27, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves does not plan to issue a mask mandate for schools, even as COVID-19 cases are proliferating in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation. “Governor Reeves has no intention of requiring students...

Mississippi sees big jump in COVID-19 positive test results

Jul. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials reported Monday that the state is seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread. The state is also experiencing a sharp increase...