The state of Mississippi placed additional measures on nine counties to combat the increase of COVID-19 cases.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 586 new COVID-19 cases and 0 new deaths Monday, Oct. 19.
Aberdeen high school football players are now in quarantine and several people in the school tested positive.
The Mississippi State Department of Health updates its report weekly.
A heart-shaped pillow and a chat may seem like small gestures but for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at DCH Health Systems, it could be just the kind of support they need as they begin treatment.
A new study will look at how the pandemic is affecting poor communities in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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Mississippi’s state health officer said he overestimated the number of people who would continue to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus after the statewide mask mandate was lifted.
One agri-tourism site in north Mississippi is closed after a couple of employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
A Chickasaw County supervisor encourages the public to wear masks despite the governor lifting the state’s mask mandate at the end of September.
One family is doing its part to protect people from the coronavirus.
Southern Miss’ football game at UTEP has been postponed, the university announced Friday morning.
Okolona is one of several municipalities keeping mask mandates in place even after the governor lifted the statewide mandate.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is suspending in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.
A local doctor believes the state's recent increase in coronavirus cases can be traced back to the governor lifting the statewide mask mandate.
The owner of the Pathway Montessori School said she and her staff are working hard to keep the coronavirus out of the classroom.
The mayor of Amory said he is proud of the way the city's residents are pushing through, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lafayette County Emergency Management Director warned the community, with coronavirus case numbers much lower than they were a few weeks ago, he wants to remind everyone to follow the guidelines to prevent the spread.
Nick Saban and Greg Byrne tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin said some players are out due to COVID-19 issues.
The Southeastern Conference postponed Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU a day after the Gators had 19 players test positive for COVID-19.
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Third-grade students at Nettleton Primary School are currently under quarantine and will remain so for two weeks.
Mississippi University for Women (MUW) will hold its fall graduation ceremony virtually this year.
An assisted living center in Calhoun County recently reopened its front porch for visitation but has had to shut it down since then.
Mississippi's state health officer says he's troubled by the state's recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
Vanderbilt’s football game at Missouri on Saturday has been postponed because COVID-19 issues have left the Commodores without enough players.
Residents in Clay County will remain under a curfew for a few more weeks.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs spoke with media members Monday and addressed the state's latest data as Mississippi continues to battle the coronavirus.
WTVA reporter Wayne Hereford spoke with a United Way representative about the tough year so far.
A sister and brother in Natchez died of the coronavirus within days of each other, Adams County Coroner James Lee said.
Libraries and museums are starting to reopen in Monroe County after closing doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WTVA reporter Alexis Jones spoke with the interim director of the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo about how the arena is handling the pandemic.
Amory High School students will attend a few classes virtually starting Friday due to positive coronavirus cases.
For fans of trick-or-treating, Halloween is even scarier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The university modified its 2021 spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A federal judge has refused to block Alabama’s mask mandate and other state health orders during the pandemic.
President Donald Trump’s physician says the president had been symptom-free for 24 hours and his vital signs have remained stable and in normal range.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said says a 67-year-old inmate has died in custody at a hospital, four months after contracting the coronavirus in a state facility.
A Chickasaw County woman recalled her experience recovering from the coronavirus.
Ole Miss condensed its spring 2021 semester, canceling spring break.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 215 new COVID-19 cases and 0 new deaths Monday, Oct. 5.
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Itawamba Community College will not play football Thursday because of positive coronavirus cases involving its opponent, Holmes Community College.
A $100 million program to increase internet usage among low-income Alabama families during the pandemic has gone mostly unused, and the state is sending 300,000 more vouchers in a search for additional takers.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 609 new cases of the coronavirus Saturday, pushing the state past 100,000 cases since the pandemic started in March.
Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about the timing of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and whether additional senators may have been exposed.
Governor Tate Reeves said he tested negative for the coronavirus just days after a joint news conference with President Trump at the White House.
Mississippi lawmakers have voted to send some coronavirus relief money to hospitals, veterans’ centers, farmers and landlords.
Students and several others were sent home to quarantine for two weeks after the recent discovery.
More cities across Northeast Mississippi are sticking with a mask mandate instead of following the lead of Governor Tate Reeves, who dropped the state's mask mandate on Wednesday.
A federal judge says older Alabama voters at risk for contracting COVID-19 shouldn’t have to comply with all the state’s requirements for casting absentee ballots in November.
Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
MSDH showed the number of coronavirus cases by school this week. Starkville schools explain how it is battling through the pandemic.
Alabama's Safer at Home order was extended until Nov. 8.
Updated - Some municipalities continue to require masks, even after the governor announced he would allow the statewide mask mandate to expire.
MSU revised its spring semester due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
WTVA reporter Erin Wilson spoke with the owner of Buxton's in Aberdeen who reported a successful summer for sales.
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The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a free online course aimed to educate the public about the coronavirus.
Inmates in one Alabama county jail will no longer get their mail in the usual manner beginning next month.
Courtesy of ABC News, WTVA has obtained the White House's lastest COVID-19 report for Mississippi.
Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time for a visit to a haunted house. But what about the pandemic?
Bars in Starkville struggle to continue finding business amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
A food pantry in West Point is adjusting due to the COVID-19 pandemic to help the West Point community.
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is providing free coronavirus tests to students and faculty on campus to asymptomatic individuals as part of a new program.
The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation.
Circuit Court Clerk Tony Rook said voters can expect different safety measures implemented during the special election Tuesday.
Catch Kids talks about how it adjusted during the pandemic.
After one player tested positive the team was put into quarantine until October 2nd.
A school district in eastern Mississippi is setting up Wi-Fi hotspots on campuses to help students who don’t have internet access at home.
The U.S. surgeon general said Friday that Alabama remains in the “red zone” for COVID-19 spread, but numbers are headed in the right direction, as he and state health officials announced the opening of free testing sites.
Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
U.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested.
Vitalant is asking for plasma donations, especially from COVID-19 (coronavirus) survivors.
MSU hosted another round of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for students, staff and faculty.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to consider suspending its current recycling program.
One local restaurant owner in Starkville said he's ecstatic about the governor's new order, but he's still waiting.
A new program through the United States Department of Agriculture is making challenges one less thing to worry about until the end of 2020.
Nettleton High School students are taking virtual classes this week due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19.
Updated - The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a curfew for residents.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves extended the state's Safe Return order to Sept. 30.
Superintendent Tim Dickerson said all students will move to distance learning for at least one week.
Crowds gather every year at 16th Street Baptist Church to mark the anniversary of the horrific day when a bomb planted by Ku Klux Klansmen went off just before worship, killing four Black girls.
The university provided a way for students and members of the staff to be quickly tested for the coronavirus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s sticking with his projection that a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine may be ready in early 2021. He says it’s possible it could be sooner, but “unlikely.”
Arbors of Amory still hosting weddings in the middle of a pandemic, just with a few restrictions.
The University of Mississippi reported on Monday 270 active coronavirus cases, primarily among students.
The networks that televise college football are adjusting to a smaller inventory of games because many conferences won't be playing this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
State securities officials say cybercrime including email attacks are on the rise during the pandemic, and they're warning people to be careful online.
The state of Mississippi has received $24 million in federal grants to help people struggling to pay rent and utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Human Services announced Friday.
OCH Regional Medical Center posted the news on its Facebook.
Alex Jackson is helping businesses, schools and youth groups to make money while also promoting their brand.
To prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus, one local school is changing the way it handles concessions during football games.
The state health officer said some Mississippi private schools’ coronavirus cases were not counted this week.
Data is updated nightly.
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