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Barker issues executive order requiring essential employees to wear masks, enforce social distancing guidelines

By HASKEL BURNS,

Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this one stipulating that all employees of businesses in Hattiesburg - essential and non-essential - are required to wear a mask when working around the public or other employees.



Universities respond to COVID-19 pandemic with suspended entrance requirements, event cancellations

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Universities in the Pine Belt continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University have moved their summer classes to online formats. Spring classes are already meeting in these formats.


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Southern Miss renovation project temporarily halted after worker tests positive for COVID-19

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Renovations to Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi have been halted after an employee of the subcontractor assigned to the project tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was last on campus 10 days ago, said Jim Coll, chief communication officer for the university.




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