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Edney: 96% of physicians vaccinated for COVID and Mississippians should be, too

It has only been a few months since the state saw the deadliest month for COVID-19, when more than 1,000 Mississippians died due to the ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County schools planning to follow state guidelines regarding Delta variant

The clock is ticking — the start of a new school year is fast approaching, and schools in Warren County are preparing for the return of staff ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Kent: $3 million health literacy grant to tackle Delta variant spread

The COVID-19 Delta variant is surging and the number of cases in Mississippi and Warren County is escalating, and with only 33 percent of people ... Read more

6 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg part of $3 million health care initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

Jackson State University, the city of Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi State Department of Health: Vulnerable must avoid mass indoor gatherings

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Health on Friday advised people 65 and older and those with chronic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg pediatricians not hesitant to offer vaccine, but overcoming hurdles

Children 12-years-old and up are eligible and encouraged to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC, even though fewer children than adults are infected. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

No Delta Variant COVID cases reported in Warren County

As of Tuesday, there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Warren County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. However, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Catholic, Episcopal bishops relax COVID-19 restrictions

As the number of cases of COVID-19 decline in Mississippi and other areas, the leaders of Mississippi’s Catholic and Episcopal congregations are beginning to loosen ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

City to lift COVID-19 restrictions, mask mandate Friday

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would lift the remaining restrictions under the city’s COVID-19 emergency order including the mask mandate Friday. “Everything’s going great,” ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

County’s mask mandate, COVID-19 orders will be allowed to expire Monday

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Monday said the county’s existing COVID-19 emergency orders will likely be allowed to expire May 3, ending a ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

CDC: Many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Drop in people seeking COVID-19 vaccine worries local officials

In January, access to the COVID-19 vaccine was limited to those of a particular age and underlying health conditions. And as those restrictions were changed, ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Schools report just one new COVID-19 case from last week

For the first time since late February, the Vicksburg Warren School District has confirmed a case of COVID-19 within the schools. In its report filed ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants may be eased soon

Pending a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases over the next two weeks, Mayor George Flaggs could allow bars and other businesses that sell ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Nearly a quarter of Warren County residents now fully vaccinated

As COVID-19 cases in Warren County and the state experience a slight surge, the number of residents receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 cases in Warren County see slight surge

The past seven days have seen an uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, but the level of cases remains well ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

State Health Officer: No link between politics, vaccine hesitancy

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official said he does not think political party affiliation has an impact on people’s willingness to get the COVID-19 ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

One-third of Warren County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Warren County reached a milestone Tuesday as the state reported one-third of the county’s residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg, Warren County COVID-19 numbers fall to levels not seen since May

Not since May has Warren County seen such low numbers of COVID-19 cases. With the report of no new cases Saturday, Warren County has seen ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

County COVID-19 activity falls to September levels as vaccinations climb

Nearly one-third of Warren County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials reported Thursday. In its latest report, the ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Man wanted on multiple felonies, also charged with violating COVID-19 quarantine order

The arrest of J’Shon Ross, a man wanted on felony warrants for a gun-related incident in April and eluding officers in July, made history when ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

State health officials: More than half a million people fully vaccinated

JACKSON (AP) — The state of Mississippi has now administered 1.32 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to residents, according to the state health department. ... Read more

4 months ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg District honored by Mississippi Blood Services as ‘Best of 2020’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District was recognized last Thursday as a “Best of 2020” donor by Mississippi Blood Services. District personnel contributed ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

New COVID-19 cases have leveled off as vaccine numbers surge

After plummeting from record-high numbers to begin the year, new COVID-19 cases in Warren County have flattened in recent weeks. At one point in January, ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Family members volunteer at county’s drive-thru vaccine site

The Walters family is no stranger to helping those in — and outside — their community. During summers they have worked with Service Over Self, ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Officials issue new guidance for church services as Holy Week begins

JACKSON — As churches throughout Mississippi prepare to host Holy Week and Easter services this week — events that were canceled in 2020 due to ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

District reports another week of no COVID-19 activity

For the third consecutive reporting period, the Vicksburg Warren School District has reported no COVID-19 activity among students or personnel. Monday’s report filed with the ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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