Health Department

Mississippi reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases

Mississippi's state Department of Health reported 870 new COVID-19 cases in the state, and 10 deaths -- two in Harrison County. The numbers were released Thursday morning. The number is the second-highest single-day total in Mississippi since 1,092 cases were…

Gulfport lifts boil water notice

Local officials “Lifted all boil water notices” for the citizens in the area of Parkwood Drive South from Mimosa Drive south to Depew Road, including Mimosa Drive, Pinewood Court, Dellwood Cove, Willow Circle and Cedar Court. Multiple tests performed by…

Health department requests bigger budget

After two years of reductions, the Mississippi State Department of Health is requesting a modest budget increase for the coming year. The state health officer, Dr. Mary Currier, says the department has cut expenses by going from nine administrative districts…

Layoffs Expected at Health Department

Layoffs are expected at the Mississippi State Department of Health in the coming weeks due to a tight budget during the year that starts July 1st. The director of the department, Dr. Mary Currier, is not yet sure how many…