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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.




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.


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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.



Extra Table launches #NowMoreThanEver fundraiser to help with food stocks during coronavirus pandemic

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Extra Table in Hattiesburg is kicking off a new campaign aimed at helping the organization increase the amount of healthy food it sends to food pantries throughout Mississippi in order to better serve its clients in this time of need.


Southern Miss, William Carey take precautions, talk COVID-19 response

By JOSHUA WILSON,

With COVID-19 infections rising across the United States, Hattiesburg’s two universities are making preparations for a possible outbreak.

University of Southern Mississippi officials have halted all university-sponsored domestic and international travel “regardless of the mode of transportation.”



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