Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi have surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities, according to the state health department.
Health officials are worried that Alabama's coronavirus caseload is increasing and residents aren't guarding against COVID-19 as it opens its casinos, church and more.
Gov. Tate Reeves has extended Mississippi's Safer at Home order for another week, he announced Friday during his daily coronavirus briefing.
Here is a quick glance at the number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi and Alabama.
Here is a list of businesses identified as essential in Mississippi.
The state health department reported 247 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 new deaths Sunday, May 24.
The order will be effective Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. through Friday, July 3, at 5 p.m.
Alabama's unemployment rate has jumped to 12.9% in April during the economic shutdown linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues - this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe.
Local retail stores are adjusting to the new norm of allowing customers to shop under new safety guidelines.
Some casinos in Mississippi have reopened for the first time in two months.
With the holiday weekend approaching, local hotels are now taking extra steps to make guests feel safe.
The annual Children's Consignment Sale kicked off Thursday at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
WTVA originally sought nominees who are helping others during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are now seeking heroes in general.
All clinics at OCH Regional Medical Center will re-open for in-person services on June 1.
Life is quiet right now at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum. The indoor museum is closed, but the outdoor area is still open to the public.
A Tupelo mental health therapist said that the use of telehealth has been important for therapists helping those who are having a difficult time due to the coronavirus.
2 Dragons Martial Arts DayCare is in session with programs for kids to help families during the pandemic. Owner Randall Leverett said the daycare follows strict cleaning procedures and social distancing guidelines.
To help fight the current blood shortage, one local church held a blood drive Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Tate Reeves said Wednesday he would sign the bill passed by the Legislature giving $300 million to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
Gov. Tate Reeves announced guidelines to help churches and places of worship safely conduct services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The state health department reported its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
Gov. Tate Reeves and his wife met the president and first lady. That's why he did not hold his daily coronavirus briefing Monday.
One family-owned restaurant is thriving in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Typically, Kindergarten students would have a graduation to mark the end of the school year, staff at Mooreville Elementary still wanted to celebrate the students despite the Coronavirus.
Pharmacy workers are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic and have to interact with the public every day.
Tiffin Motorhomes has had 11 employees test positive for the coronavirus in its five facilities.
The coronavirus affects one of the most important days in people’s lives, their wedding day. But one duo is stepping in to make sure the day is still special.
An employee at the Cooper Tires plant in Tupelo tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed Thursday.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking lawmakers to change a spending bill to detail how the state will spend more than $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief fund.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he expects to sign a bill to create grants for small businesses by using part of the state's coronavirus relief money.
Dr. Zevy Hamburger, an anesthesiologist at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, is sharing his experience in a series of diaries, giving a voice to healthcare heroes struggling with the everyday battle. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
There's not enough remdesivir for all Covid-19 patients, so California has suggested hospitals hold a lottery.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway speaks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about video showing some crowded Wisconsin bars after the state's Supreme Court overturned the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
In total, 36.5 million people have filed first-time jobless claims since mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing businesses to close and lay off workers.
Verizon is giving away millions of dollars to small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Although Governor Tate Reeves is easing restrictions on dine-in restaurants, the industry as a whole faces an uphill battle.
Today is the final day for parents of public schoolchildren in Mississippi to fill out a survey about the internet.
The CDC is warning doctors to look out a mysterious illness in children that could be linked to the coronavirus. CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to a doctor about the symptoms and how to spot any red flags.
Educators and legislators look to address the gap in internet access across the state of Mississippi.
Airlines are having to develop their own safety guidelines for social distancing as flights bookings increase. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.
WTVA anchor Craig Ford talked with medical professionals and the mayors of Amory, Starkville and Tupelo. This is part of WTVA's coronavirus coverage.
Nail salons are one of the establishments allowed to open under Gov. Tate Reeves' new Safer-at-Home order.
The Toyota plant in Blue Springs is taking precautions to protect employees and staff from the spread of the coronavirus.
Under the governor’s new guidelines, many gyms reopened for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Tate Reeves extended his Safer at Home order for another two weeks, he announced Friday, May 8.
Alabama lawmakers say they expect a special session later this year on how to use the state’s coronavirus relief funds.
Barbershops, hair salons and fitness centers in Columbus can reopen Monday just like others across Mississippi.
The coronavirus pandemic can be challenging for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
State Urgent Care in Starkville tests patients for coronavirus antibodies.
The amended Safer at Home order takes effect on May 11 at 5 p.m. and expires on May 22 at 5 p.m.
Grocery store owners like Sam Farris of Sam's Town Market in Mantachie are urging shoppers to stop panic buying.
Starkville restaurants are preparing to reopen their inside and outdoor dining areas.
Mayor Jason Shelton said that all playgrounds and splash pads in Tupelo will stay closed for a at least a few more weeks.
Agriculture experts say gardening is becoming more popular in north Mississippi because of the coronavirus.
May 7, 2020
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that the state will not consider early release for prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic, even with inmates living in conditions that make social distancing difficult.
A customer at a Vons supermarket in southern California wore what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan hood during his shopping trip and ignored requests from staff to remove it, according to the supermarket.
Follow this doctor's "rule of threes" --three deep breaths, three coughs, all repeated three times -- to help relieve mucus buildup in the lungs when recovering from Covid-19 or other illnesses.
A 68-year-old Michigan man has been arrested on assault charges after police say he entered a Dollar Tree and wiped his face on an employee's shirt.
Governor Tate Reeves seems resigned to the likelihood that the Legislature will take control over how more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus money will be spent.
State lawmakers will return Thursday to consider a plan to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
Company officials opened the doors to allow WTVA 9 News to get a look at changes made to keep employees safe from the Coronavirus when they return to the production line.
Emily Lauder, Vice President of Administration at Toyota said reopening is a good thing for the economy.
As a non-essential business, Misty was forced to temporarily close her doors due to coronavirus, but the pandemic hasn’t stopped her from working.
The Mall at Barnes Crossing reopened for business Tuesday but with cautionary measures in place to protect employees and customers.
Mississippi legislators are returning Thursday to consider help for businesses that have been hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.
Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak
Major Ray Morton of the Salvation Army is encouraging everyone who is able to give to do so.
Some mortgage consultants said the industry is slowing down.
Access Family Health Services is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing for anyone with symptoms or recent exposure.
The governor announced Monday he amended his Safer at Home order, which opened some businesses to the public.
UMMC will conduct COVID-19 testing this week in Attala, Noxubee and Monroe counties.
Mississippi's death toll from COVID-19 has topped 300, with the state health department announcing Sunday that 12 more people have died from the disease.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to end years of record growth in Alabama’s tourism revenues as spending falls by the billions.
The First Monday flea market opened this weekend and attracted customers even though the governor and state health officer discouraged people from attending over coronavirus concerns.
Food will be provided for 500 households next week in Booneville.
One Starkville woman is making a difference one stitch at a time.
Ten more people have died of the novel coronavirus in Mississippi, bringing the state's death toll to at least 291, state health officials announced Saturday.
A lawsuit says that Alabama's voting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic jeopardize the health of voters _ especially older voters, black voters, and voters with disabilities.
Mississippi's governor and state health officer are asking the owner of the First Monday flea market in Tippah County to not open this weekend.
While the coronavirus has put many industries in financial hardship, the pawn shop industry is still prospering through hard times.
There are plenty of open parking spaces at the largest rural hospital in America. The hope is those spaces will soon be full at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and other North Mississippi Health Services hospitals.
Truck drivers are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
This week’s Hometown Hero is Maggie Macias who is a travel nurse. She treated coronavirus patients in New York City.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he will ask state lawmakers to provide legal protection for businesses that might be sued if they reopen and customers or employees become ill with COVID-19.
Toyota delays restarting
A local family is working together to make masks for those in need.
The Lee County School District saluted its nutrition professionals amid the pandemic.
The City of Oxford is taking steps to make sure people wear masks at businesses.
The county continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus and may set up a mobile testing site soon.
The state health department reported 227 new coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths Wednesday, April 29.
CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro looks into the financial impact coronavirus has had on academic institutions such as colleges and universities.
Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the US effort to ramp up coronavirus testing and what we have learned about Covid-19.
Hong Kong International Airport is trying out a full body disinfection device on staff. It's the latest of measures aimed at keeping travelers and employees safe in the age of coronavirus.
Nairobi's slums are home to the poorest of Kenyan society. Poor sanitation and overcrowding make social distancing an impossible task, raising fears about the potential spread of the novel coronavirus. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports.
Oxford will allow more businesses to reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, but employees and customers at all businesses must wear a face mask or covering.
Data is updated nightly.