Department of Health

COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities complete

The state is reporting that all residents and staff of the 211 nursing homes in the state have been tested for COVID-19 as of June 11. Nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in…

Mississippi reports 136 new cases of COVID-19 in state

Only three new cases of COVID-19 were reported on the Coast on Sunday and no deaths, according to the state Department of Health. Mississippi on Monday released its new COVID-19 numbers, with 136 reported on Sunday, along with seven deaths…

Winter safety tips

The Mississippi Department of Health is reminding residents to take proper precautions as temperatures begin to drop overnight. There are several food and water safety tips you can follow if the power goes out unexpectedly. If the power goes out…

Budget cuts affect Mississippi Dept. of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health is going from nine regional offices to three because of budget cuts. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Monday that changes begin July 1st with the new budget year. The department is…