This morning MSDH is reporting 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight new deaths. Coronavirus cases have also been identified in three more long-term care facilities across the state. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 1,738, with 51 deaths.
Total statewide COVID-19 testing figures as of April 5 are now also available. MSDH, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and commercial laboratories have performed 20,370 tests of Mississippians since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered.
Call any time: 877-978-6453.
The latest state map shows Mississippi's case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.
Tools for Recruiting DSPs
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, disability service providers find the struggle to recruit and retain direct support professionals even more pronounced than usual. Meanwhile, workers from a range of industries — restaurants, hotels, travel and tourism, and more — are finding themselves laid off and without work.
Recognizing that now may be the perfect time for displaced workers to find their next passion in our profession, ANCOR has created a series of tools designed to help connect provider organizations with potential job seekers to create opportunity in the midst of crisis.
MEMA COVID-19 Guidance for
Citizens with Disabilities
From the Center on Disability Rights
The Impact of the Coronavirus Underscores the Importance of passing the Disability Integration Act (S.117/HR.555)