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18 Alerts
October 12, 2021 11:55 AM

Gov Reeves Extends COVID State of Emergency

NEWS RELEASE from Governor Tate Reeves
October 11, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. — Governor Tate Reeves, in coordination with State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney, today announced the extension of Mississippi’s State of...

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September 30, 2021 3:05 PM

COVID Vaccine Boosters Now Offered at County Health Departments

You can now book your appointment for a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine which is available at all county health department clinics. Mississippi State Department of Health says booster shots help maintain your immunity, which may decrease over time.

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September 3, 2021 10:41 AM

DeSoto County Hospitals Receive Much Needed Help

DESOTO COUNTY, MS – Dozens of healthcare workers are coming to the aid of hospitals in DeSoto County.

Nurses and respiratory therapists are now working at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto and Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. As of September 2, Baptist...

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Latest Update:

September 14, 2021 10:18 AM

Hospital staffing as of September 10, 2021

Baptist Desoto


Med Surg 38

Telemetry: 8          

ICU Nurse: 13


Total nurses: 73

Respiratory Therapist: 6


Methodist Olive Branch


Telemetry: 2

ICU Nurse: 7

ER: 5

Total nurses: 14

Respiratory Therapist: 4

August 23, 2021 12:32 PM

UPDATE: New Information About Vaccine Third Doses & Booster Shots

The Mississippi State Department of Health and local pharmacies are administering third doses of vaccines. Currently, third doses are only available for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

These vaccines are currently available to people who are advised by...

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August 22, 2021 11:10 PM

Free COVID-19 Testing Monday-Friday at Health Dept.

Free COVID-19 testing is available starting Monday at the Health Department in Hernando. Appointments are available Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:10pm.
You can make your appointment online at You will receive both a Rapid Test and a...

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August 20, 2021 4:16 PM

State Orders 10-Day Isolation for COVID Diagnosis

August 20, 2021 - Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs MD, MPH, issued a new statewide order for the Isolation of Individuals Diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately. The Order states that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately...

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August 20, 2021

Treatment for COVID Positive Patients Available

mAb (monoclonal antibody) treatment can prevent severe COVID-19 illness and keep you out of the hospital.

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens such as viruses.

If you...

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August 4, 2021 8:23 AM

COVID-19 Testing Locations

You can be tested for COVID-19 by local medical providers, pharmacies, clinics, and select State Health Departments. Testing is available at the Health Department in Hernando Monday-Friday by appointment. You can make an appointment by going to this...

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Latest Update:

August 22, 2021 11:16 PM

Free COVID-19 testing is available starting Monday at the Health Department in Hernando. Appointments are available Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:10pm. 
   You can make your appointment online at  You will receive both a Rapid Test and a PCR test.  Address: 3212 Highway 51 South, Suite A, Hernando, MS 38632. 
   The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors thanks the Mississippi State Department of Health for granting the request for free  COVID-19 testing at the Health Department.

August 2, 2021 11:43 AM

Delta Variant Prompts New COVID-19 Recommendations

The delta variant is affecting a very high number of unvaccinated Mississippians. Delta is also affecting some fully vaccinated persons, especially if they are older or have compromised immune systems.
• Get a COVID-19 vaccination if you...

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August 2, 2021 10:34 AM

COVID Vaccinations Available at Health Department

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations at The Hernando Health Department and other county Health Departments. Currently, the DeSoto County Health Department in Hernando is offering vaccinations on Mondays and...

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August 1, 2021 11:50 AM

MSDH Vaccine Finder Website

The Mississippi State Department of Health provides an easy to use website to find COVID-19 Vaccine providers.

August 1, 2021

COVID Vaccinations for Homebound Citizens

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free vaccinations to people who can not leave their homes. If you are homebound and need assistance getting your COVID-19 vaccination, send e-mail to or call 877-978-6453.

July 30, 2021 10:02 AM

Rental and Utilities Assistance for Tenants and Landlords

Rental and Utilities assistance is available for eligible Mississippians who have passed due rent or utility bills due to COVID-19. Landlords with tenants who haven't paid rent - are also eligible.

RAMP (Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program)...

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July 30, 2021

Updated Public Health Guidance for Mask Use in Public Indoor Settings

Mississippi is experiencing substantial and high levels of transmission of COVID-19, with increased cases, hospitalizations, and numerous outbreaks in multiple settings, including faith-based gatherings, funerals, social events, and long-term care...

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May 18, 2021 4:28 PM

Mississippians Ages 12 and Older Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

From the Mississippi State Department of Health: If you are 12 or older, you can be vaccinated at any of the Mississippi Department of Health drive-through or walk-in sites at no cost, or at a local vaccination provider such as a doctor's office or...

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January 1, 2021

Mississippi Coronavirus Website

Mississippi established a Coronavirus website to pass along information and list key resources. Information includes: economic assistance, regulations, education, and healthcare.

June 1, 2020

Executive Orders Issued By Gov. Tate Reeves

The Secretary of State's website lists all Executive Orders Issued by Governor Tate Reeves.

March 16, 2020 9:00 AM

March 2020: Gov. Reeves Declares COVID-19 State of Emergency

On March 14, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves signed a State of Emergency in response to the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that are affected.

A state of emergency is an administrative tool...

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