Category: covid19

Hattiesburg and MSDH Collaborate to Expand Access to Testing + Vaccines
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Hattiesburg and MSDH Collaborate to Expand Access to Testing + Vaccines

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – As another layer of collaboration for Hattiesburg’s response to COVID-19, the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Convention Commission are working with the Mississippi Department of Health to host a free testing/vaccination site at Lake Terrace Convention Center (1 Convention Center Plaza). “From the outset of this pandemic, one of our chief...

Hattiesburg Sets Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween
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Hattiesburg Sets Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Although several annual events for October have been canceled due to COVID-19, trick-or-treating is still on the calendar. The City of Hattiesburg will observe Halloween on Saturday, October 31 with trick-or-treat hours between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is a suggested time block for trick-or-treating, and the City encourages all residents...

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August 5 – Daily Update

During today’s briefing with Mayor Toby Barker, he went over several reopening plans for our area schools, universities and colleges.   This information is as of TODAY, and could change. If you have specific questions, we encourage you to reach out directly to your school district for more information. Each website (with plans) can be...

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Hattiesburg Issues New Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Through Gatherings/Crowds

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Wednesday, July 29, Mayor Toby Barker issued new limitations for restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and dance halls through Executive Order 2020-14 in hopes to alleviate the spike of COVID-19 cases throughout Forrest and Lamar Counties.  “From the beginning, we’ve stated that our three goals in response to COVID-19 are to protect...

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July 29 – Daily Update

Today’s update includes a link to Mayor Barker’s daily briefing, our local data and a new Executive Order to address late-night gatherings/crowds. Local Data Total tests: 37,709 Positive results: 4,176 Negative results: 32,145 Pending tests: 1,377 Hospital Data for Forrest General and Merit Health Wesley: Hospitalizations: 90 (with 15 pending test results) ICU Utilizations: 39...

Hattiesburg Business Leaders and Partners Launch Campaign for Hattiesburg to Mask Up
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Hattiesburg Business Leaders and Partners Launch Campaign for Hattiesburg to Mask Up

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On Monday morning, business and health care leaders – Bernard Green with GlobalGreen Insurance; Hoppy Cole with The First, A National Banking Association; Abb Payne with Payne Companies; Todd Jackson with The ADP; Traci Rouse with Merit Health Wesley and Dr. Rambod Rouhbakhsh with Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic – joined Mayor...

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July 20 – Daily Update

Governor Reeves has extended his safe return order and added Forrest County to his mask order. The City of Hattiesburg’s Executive Order 2020-13 has also been signed to reflect those changes. Hospitalizations/ICU Between our two hospitals, there are 79 COVID-positive patients in the hospital, with 36 of them in ICU. There are 26 patients under...

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July 17 – Daily Update

For today’s briefing with Mayor Barker, see video below. A few points he discusses can also be located below: Local Testing ▪️ Total tests: 31,118 ▪️ Positive tests: 3,156 ▪️ Negative tests: 26,303 ▪️ Pending: 1,611 Hospital Numbers (Forrest General/Merit Health Wesley) ▪️ Hospitalizations: 70, with 21 additional patients waiting results ▪️ ICU Utilizations: 31 Cumulative Case Totals ▪️ Forrest County: 1,162...

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June 29 – Daily Update

Today’s update includes the latest data for Forrest and Lamar Counties, information regarding the Safe Return order that Governor Reeves extended and the extension of masks for the City of Hattiesburg through Exec. Order 2020-11. Local Data Through June 29 Testing Totals ▪️Total tests: 22,417 ▪️Positive tests: 2,050 ▪️Negative tests: 19,660 ▪️Pending: 708 Total Hospitalizations...

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