Coronavirus in Hancock County

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 572 new cases of COVID-19 in the state -- including 10 new cases in Hancock County -- and eight new deaths, bringing the totals for the year to 61,125 cases with 1,711 deaths.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Friday reported an additional 1,168 cases of COVID-19 in the state -- including 13 in Hancock County -- with 52 new deaths.

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday announced that he is extending the Safe Return order and also added an additional eight counties to the county-specific executive order to continue “combating the rising cases of COVID-19 across the state.” 

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 1,775 cases of COVID-19 in the state -- including 12 new cases in Hancock County -- and 48 deaths, 23 of which occurred between July 10 and 27 and were identified from death certificates.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 1,505 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, and 20 more deaths -- four of which occurred between May 10 and July 12, and were identified from death certificates. There were seven new cases reported in Hancock County on …

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 653 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, and six new deaths -- with more than a thousand Mississippians currently hospitalized for the virus.

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday amended the “Safe Return” order and placed additional restrictions on social gatherings and events as “COVID-19 cases rise across the state.” 

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Friday reported 1,610 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 28 new deaths. 

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 982 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 13 new deaths. 

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday extended the “Safe Return” order to Aug. 3, and required masks in an additional 10 counties in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday implemented a face mask policy in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported 1,547 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 34 new deaths. 

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Today, Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) launched the MEMA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program to help relieve the financial burdens on counties and municipalities caused by this unprecedented pandemic.

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday issued Executive Order 1507, which places additional social distancing measures for 13 counties “to protect public health,” including Harrison and Jackson counties. 

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday extended the “Safer-At-Home” order, reopening barbershops, salons, and gyms with restrictions.

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McLeod Park will reopen on Friday, May 8. 

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday reopened the county’s fishing piers to the public. 

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday amended the “Safer-At-Home” order to allow for the reopening of restaurants and parks. 

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday signed Executive Order 1477 “Safer-At-Home,” which will take effect on Monday, April 27 at 8 a.m. and last until Monday, May 11 at 8 a.m. 

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Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Thursday announced that he had signed an order extending the temporary mandatory 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon reported 178 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including one new case in Hancock County, and 10 new deaths statewide.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 204 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 14 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths, with one new case and no new deaths in Hancock County.

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As of Saturday, April 18, the Mississippi State Department of Health MSDH is reporting 181 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 12 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

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Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Saturday announced that he had signed an order extending the temporary mandatory 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 169 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 new deaths, with no new cases in Hancock County.

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With both children and parents at home around the clock during the COVID-19 shutdown, children’s advocates say there may be an increase in abuse.

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced a seven day extension of the Shelter-In-Place order, which was set to expire on Monday, April 20 at 8 a.m. The new order expires on Monday, April 27. 

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 264 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and seven new deaths, with one new case in Hancock County.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 new deaths. Three new cases of the virus were reported in Hancock County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 49.

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Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced that public school buildings in Mississippi will remain closed for the rest of the semester.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Tuesday morning that the statewide total of confirmed COVID-19 cases had surpassed 3,000, and that more than 100 Mississippians had died from the virus.

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Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Monday, April 13, signed an order extending the temporary mandatory curfew. 

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Thursday did not renew the “hazard” pay for essential employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Hancock County Food Pantry is down to operating two days a week during the COVID-19 pandemic; however next week, officials said they may not have enough volunteers to cover both days. 

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The Bay St. Louis City Council on Thursday met to ratify and confirm Mayor Mike Favre’s “Safer-At-Home” executive order, which was established in an effort to further combat the spread of COVID-19.  

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On Wednesday, April 1, Governor Tate Reeves issued a Shelter in Place order, which requires that all Mississippi residents and visitors shelter in place and not engage in prohibited and detailed in that Executive Order No. 1466. The Governor’s Shelter in Place order will take effect today, A…

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday spread on its minutes Gov. Tate Reeves’ Executive Order No. 1466, which establishes a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

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The Waveland Board of Aldermen and Mayor Mike Smith on Wednesday met by conference call and unanimously approved a proclamation enacting a stay-at-home order and curfew to help stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home.

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Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Wednesday signed an order establishing a temporary mandatory curfew and issuance of a “Safer-At-Home” order in an effort to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Bay St. Louis. 

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On March 30, the city of Diamondhead will re-open city hall with a reduced staff at 8 a.m.

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved additional compensation for essential county employees required to be at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mississippi State Board of Education on Thursday announced the suspension of statewide policies to manage the impact of extended school closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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A Hancock County-area group is working to use its sewing skills to mass-produce homemade surgical masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a challenging time for many, but the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is encouraging Mississippians to learn about how they can cope with the stress and anxiety that is a natural response to these difficulties.

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As businesses across Hancock County and the rest of Mississippi and the world make some temporary changes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at the Sea Coast Echo are making some changes too, for the safety of our customers and our staff.

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In an effort to curb the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in adherence to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mississippi State Department of Health, Hancock County -- along with the cities of Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, and Waveland -- on Saturday…

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The Gulf Coast Business Council and Coastal Mississippi are reaching out to the communities on the Coast to ask people to help support local restaurants, which are struggling in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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While the community still mourns Howard “Fade” Pickens -- who on Thursday was the first person in Mississippi to die from complications caused by COVID-19 -- his wife and daughter still suffer from the virus and could use some help.