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Tyson Foods becomes first plant in Vicksburg to require vaccinations for employees

Tyson Foods announced Tuesday the company will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1. Tyson’s branch facility in Vicksburg becomes the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Olivia Mars.

Vicksburg mayor sets mask mandate for city employees

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has signed an emergency order setting a 14-day mask mandate for city employees, requiring them to wear masks under certain circumstances ... Read more

1 day ago by John Surratt.

Most COVID-19 vaccination rates above 90% for Vicksburg nursing home employees

Vicksburg’s nursing homes are not experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak at this time, but the vaccination rates among staff differ between facilities. According to the Centers ... Read more

2 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Free COVID-19 vaccine site coming to Waterview Casino Vicksburg

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will host a free pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Vicksburg next week. The event will take place on ... Read more

3 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Vicksburg Warren School District revises COVID-19 recommendations

After receiving revised COVID-19 recommendations from the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Vicksburg Warren School District has altered its back-to-school plan. “The MSDH on ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19. “As of Aug. 2 I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Flaggs said Monday. “After being administered ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Warren School District’s quarantine policy explained

The Vicksburg Warren School District will be adhering to the current Center for Disease Control and Mississippi State Department of Health recommendations and guidance, which includes:  Encouraging ... Read more

7 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Shealy: No mask requirement for Vicksburg Warren School District, vaccines strongly encouraged.

The Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees on Thursday announced updated COVID-19 policies for the upcoming school year. According to Superintendent Chad Shealy, masks ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

‘Absolutely worn out’: Spike in COVID-19 cases once again impacting Mississippi’s health care system

With the low coronavirus vaccination rate in Mississippi, the Delta variant is continuing to spread through the state at an alarming rate.  There are 28 ... Read more

1 week ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

COVID-19 hospitalizations up in Warren County, hospital not at capacity

Warren County’s coronavirus case numbers have increased in the last month, but so far, the intensive care unit at Merit Health River Region is not ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

Warren County Supervisors discuss vaccine requirements for county employees

Warren County employees could be required to wear a face mask or show proof of vaccination for COVID-19, if the Board of Supervisors votes in ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 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

3 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

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