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State health department issues new recommendations for face masks

By STAFF REPORTS,

Given the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and the increased risk of exposure to both the health care provider and the patient, the Mississippi State Department of Health now recommends that health care workers wear a face covering, either manufactured or an appropriate cloth mask, throughout the workday.


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Andrews resigns from Mississippi House amid quarrel with Gunn

By JOSHUA WILSON AND HASKEL BURNS,

Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.




Forrest General, Hattiesburg Clinic open Cough & Fever Clinic to limit number of coronavirus cases

By HASKEL BURNS,

In the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic are partnering to open a Cough & Fever Clinic to help stop the spread of the virus by reducing the number of symptomatic patients who visit a primary or urgent care facility.


Forrest Health officials: 'Listen to the facts,' not rumors

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Forrest Health officials are asking the public to “listen to the facts.”

“There are many rumors that only add to people being fearful and anxious,” according to a statement posted on the hospital’s website Sunday. “We are doing our best to provide the most up-to-date, factual information.”

The statement also said:


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Full Hearts

By ELIZABETH PORTER,
There’s no way to tell you how full my heart is.  
My niece and nephew haven’t gotten to spend much time, if any, with Matthew, so seeing him play with them just reminds me of how blessed we all are. And, of course, there’s Jason who bought Matthew Christmas books and has given him one every few days this year. 




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