Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are under statewide order per Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Orders 1543 until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that removes limits on business capacity and operational hours. We are also under an order by the City of Hattiesburg – Executive Orders 2021-3 until Monday, April 5, 2021, that continues all mask requirements for all in the city limits of Hattiesburg.

Free testing for COVID-19 is available at C.E. Roy Community Center (300 East 5th Street), from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Currently, there have been a cumulative total of 7,234 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 138 deaths in Forrest County, Mississippi; 5,896 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 80 deaths in Lamar County, Mississippi. [see more]

Currently, there are 101 confirmed cases (although not all active) of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the City of Hattiesburg workforce.

Updated March 3, 2021

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

In response to COVID-19 both Mayor Toby Barker and Governor Reeves’ have issued executive orders to help slow the spread and guide the economy in reopening. Below are links to both sets of orders. 

BRIEFINGS WITH MAYOR BARKER

In response to COVID-19, Mayor Barker has committed to giving 2-5 briefings each week – when needed and when necessary – to communicate local numbers, key insights for data, action steps the community can take to help slow the spread and periodic city news. Below is a link to all briefings on YouTube. 

DAILY BRIEFINGS

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

For all media inquiries, please contact 601-447-5950 (text for best response) or email smccain@hattiesburgms.com.

LINKS FOR REFERENCE

NEED HELP OR INFO?

If you have questions or need additional information about coronavirus and Mississippi, the information below will provide you with a hotline dedicated to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility includes teachers, staff and employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings as well as to first responders and public safety personnel (including law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials).

Other groups currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Mississippi are all healthcare personnel; persons aged 65 years and older; and anyone aged 16-64 with certain underlying medical conditions. To see the statewide vaccination plan, visit healthyms.com/covid19.

Currently, vaccinations can be scheduled at MSDH-hosted drive-thru sites or through private providers/hospitals.

MSDH: Vaccination Site
Lake Terrace Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Monday – Saturday
8 a.m. – Noon
Appointment required: covidvaccine.umc.edu
Drive-thru.

Healthworks Immunization Clinic
Partnership between Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic
1st Floor, Main Clinic at 415 South 28th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Appointment required.
iris.hattiesburgclinic.com / 601-261-1620

COVID-19 TESTING

One of the City’s four factors for combatting COVID-19 includes making sure there is a wide availability of testing for any and all who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or who feels symptomatic. Below is a list of testing sites throughout the Pine Belt, free and cash-pay.

CE Roy Community Center (FREE)
300 E 5th Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays
8 a.m. – Noon
No appointment is necessary.
Walk-in. Rapid tests not available. Results within 48 hours (pending test volume)

Mississippi Department of Health (FREE)
Lamar County Health Department
207 Main Street Purvis, MS 39475
Tuesday/Thursdays
Appointment required covidschedule.umc.edu
Drive-thru. Rapid and PCR tests are available.

Cough and Fever Clinic
5909 US Hwy 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturda – Sunday, 8 a.m. – Noon
Curbside service; www.curbsidecovid.com

Southeast MS Rural Health Minor Care Clinic
123 South 27th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Sunday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

TrustCare
6176 US Hwy 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
No appointment is necessary.
All TrustCare urgent care clinics accept insurance but you may also cash pay for COVID-19 testing. The rapid swab test is $185 cash pay or co-pay with insurance. The rapid antibody blood test is $160 cash pay or co-pay with insurance.

NEWS & REPORTS

To access all information related to COVID-19 that has been released via daily updates and briefings, click the link below:

COVID-19 News Archive