Teachers and state employees to be paid if asked to stay home amid crisis
Mississippi teachers and employees of city and county governments will be paid even if they are told to stay home because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The state senate on Wednesday passed a bill guaranteeing the pay and sent it to Republican Governor Tate Reeves for his signature.
Reeves had requested the bill. Mississippi reported 34 confirmed cases of the virus Wednesday, up from 21 the day before. The House passed the bill on Tuesday.