Jones College confirming employee has tested positive for COVID-19

(The following is a press release from Jones College.) Ellisville, MS - Jones College has one non-instructional employee who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, June 2, 2020 and is currently under in-home isolation. That individual was on campus Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 28, 2020, prior to COVID-19 testing or positive confirmation. Contact tracing took place, the college provided sanitation of the affected facilities, and the individual is receiving appropriate medical treatment. Additional Jones College employees that have been in direct contact with the confirmed positive case have been tested and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. Those employees suspected to be in direc

MSDH: Twelve more patients die of COVID-19 complications

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 238 new cases of COVID-19 in the state with 12 new deaths. The total of coronavirus cases since March 11 stands at 16,560 -- with 794 deaths. The health department's coronavirus hotline continues to take your questions about COVID-19. Call toll free 1-877-978-6453 any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

FestivalSouth reimagines events with live streamed broadcasts

After postponing live events in front of audiences until 2021, FestivalSouth organizers unveil a series of performances via live stream -- starting tonight. The special live stream broadcasts take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, Movement Mondays take place each Monday at noon to encourage audiences to get moving wherever they are. All live stream performances are free and available on FestivalSouth’s Facebook and YouTube channels, which we are linking below this paragraph. www.facebook.com/FestivalSouth www.youtube.com/user/festivalsouth www.festivalsouth.org

Vitalant, FGH collaborate for two blood drives

Vitalant and Forrest General Hospital are teaming up for two blood drives in downtown Hattiesburg. Both drives take place at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. T he COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact blood supplies here at home and across the country. Visit www.Vitalant.org or call 1-877-258-4825 to schedule your appointment.

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