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  ‘Shelter-in-Place’ order now in effect for Mississippians

  FedEx CEO takes major pay cut amid coronavirus outbreak

  Gov. says focus is not overwhelming health system

  City of Bartlett extends state of emergency order to avoid large gatherings at parks

  No new deaths from COVID-19, as the state passes over 700 positive tests

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  Tennessee coronavirus cases now top 3,000; 37 deaths reported

  All Tennessee state parks to close due to coronavirus concerns

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Live at 1:30: Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on coronavirus in Arkansas

  Collierville firefighters suiting up to battle spread of COVID-19

  1,358 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 29 deaths

ADH: 11 more lives lost to flu, death toll now stands at 105

The Arkansas Department of Health reported Friday, April 3, that 11 more people died in the last week due to influenza.

  Best Life: My family has COVID-19 - Keep it from spreading at home

If one member of the family has COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive, it’s almost guaranteed the rest of the family will follow, right? Some of the country’s top docs say not necessarily.

  Best Life: Sports spreading COVID-19?

Exercise, particularly outdoors, has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, as well as improve your mood.

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Memphis shopping center is new site for COVID-19 overflow hospital

  Nurses coming out of retirement to help fight COVID-19

  List of resources: Everything you need to know during the COVID-19 outbreak

  Memphis rappers feed hundreds of families impacted by COVID-19

  Gov. Bill Lee signs order requiring Tennesseans to stay home

Institute estimates Miss. could have 918 COVID-19 deaths by early August

  The Investigators: Will your home insurance cover you working from home?

Hippo Insurance spoke with the WMC Action News 5 Investigators about what you need to know about working from home.

  Nutrition expert shares healthy snack and dinner ideas to try at home during COVID-19 pandemic

Healthy snack and dinner ideas to try while at home during the coronavirus

  Why are cities issuing orders after the governor’s shelter-in-place order?

Local leaders add to Governor Reeves' executive shelter-in-place order.

  Rural communities cope with COVID-19

Metro areas are not the only places feeling the effects of the coronavirus -- rural communities are too.

Pink Up: How does the coronavirus impact people with cancer?

One Heartland doctor said cancer patients are more at risk of getting coronavirus.

  Mississippi officials trying to prevent COVID-19 from overwhelming health care system

Governor Tate Reeves’ executive order will close amusement parks, playgrounds and museums, but walking trails will stay open. The governor has asked Mississippians to only venture out for essentials and to continue social distancing.

  Former Grizzlies star donates $10,000 to help feed Shelby County students and families during COVID-19 crisis

Zack Randolph has donated $10,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank, providing Shelby County Schools’ students and families a new mobile food pantry during the COVID-19 crisis.

  Health department: You must isolate at home while waiting on COVID-19 test results

“We all need to get the message out that this is serious. I’ve been practicing for 40 years. This is the biggest epidemic I’ve ever been involved in. This is a once in a lifetime epidemic,” said Alisa Haushalter, Shelby County Health Department director.

  Tennessee reports 2,845 COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths; 7 deaths in Shelby County, according to health dept.

The City of Memphis is reporting two new deaths and 141 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shelby County as of Thursday morning.

  2nd Kroger warehouse employee tests positive for COVID-19

A second Kroger associate working in the Delta Division Distribution Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Thousands of dollars raised for Memphis’ furloughed, laid-off workers

In two weeks, the Community Foundation has collected more than $700,000 for its Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. In just a matter of days, furloughed and laid-off workers can have some of that money in their hands.

Gov. Reeves reveals why gun stores are considered essential business in Miss.

Americans purchased two million guns last month alone, the second highest month for gun sales ever, according to The New York Times.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

  Shop local: See what businesses are open or list your business here

WMC Action News 5 has launched a new website to help support local businesses.

2 inmates in Forrest City test positive for coronavirus

Authorities have confirmed two coronavirus cases at a local prison in Arkansas.

  Best Life: Avoid the COVID ‘15’- Don’t gain weight in lockdown

You heard about the Freshman 15, but what about the COVID 15?

  Best Life: Coronavirus scams - April fools and frauds

Don’t be a fool this April Fools.

  Arkansas sees complications with unemployment claims

People like Amanda are seeing the direct effects of that.

Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Funds awards local organizations with $415K

Due to generous donations from businesses and foundations, the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund has awarded $415,000 to several organizations.

  Shelby County increases ambulance cleaning amid coronavirus outbreak

Making sure those who treat the sick don't get sick themselves is the challenge facing police and fire departments all across America.

  ’Shelter-in-Place’ order coming to Mississippi; Rural towns face unique challenges

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed an executive order Wednesday mandating all non-essential employees to shelter in place.

  Cooper-Young artist dies from COVID-19

Health officials say three people have died from coronavirus in Shelby County since the outbreak began. One of those patients was a popular artist in the Cooper-Young community.

Retired nurses may be needed to help deal with coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

Volunteer nurses and others with medical training may be needed to help deal with a wave of coronavirus patients in Mississippi.

  Collins Chapel Connection Hospital offers facility for potential patients

One historic Memphis hospital is offering its facility in the fight against COVID-19.

  Mid-South restaurants stepping up to feed health care workers

While many restaurants have fallen on tough times due to the spread of COVID-19, some are taking it upon themselves to step up and help feed hospital workers.

  SCHD releases name of assisted-living facility with COVID-19 outbreak after facility declines to publicly identify itself

Monday the Shelby County Health Department announced it was investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Memphis assisted-living facility. After days of not releasing the name of the facility, the health department did so Wednesday morning.

  SCSO employee who works with youth detainees tests positive for COVID-19

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says an SCSO employee who works with youth detainees at the Juvenile Court Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

  My 3 Subs Podcast creates simulated Memphis 901 FC broadcast during coronavirus hiatus

My 3 Subs Podcast creates a simulated Memphis 901 FC match to entertain fans during coronavirus hiatus.

  Additional restrictions at city parks, county warns social distancing violators

Doctors say one important way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to avoid large gatherings. But that’s becoming increasingly difficult to do.

  Tennessee reports more than 2,600 COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths; Shelby County has 497 cases

Tennessee now has 2,683 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That’s up from 2,239 cases Tuesday.

  Here’s how to watch ‘School on TV’ classroom lessons from WMC and SCS

Here’s a quick rundown on all the different ways you can watch “School on TV."

Gov. Bill Lee extends March, April vehicle registration deadline

Motor vehicle renewals due in March or April have now been extended to June 15, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Miss. Governor issues statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order

The order goes into effect Friday at 5 p.m.

MATA issuing refunds to customers who purchased passes prior to free fares

Wednesday, the Memphis Area Transit Authority announced it will be offering refunds to fixed route bus customers who purchased 7-day or 31-day passes prior to the start of temporary free fares.

  Shelby County offering counseling for employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Employees with Shelby County are getting an expansion in their benefits in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Best Life: Chemo Rooms - does the view make a difference?

When cancer patients are administered chemotherapy, it can mean long hours sitting in a chair in a room with nothing more than medical equipment.

  Best Life: Scarless thyroid surgery through the lip

Roughly 17,000 thyroid surgeries are performed each year; many doctors remove the gland through the neck, leaving a highly visible scar.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  Evictions halted through April under Tenn. Supreme Court order amid coronavirus outbreak

Elonda Robertson and her five children got quite the surprise this week when an MLGW worker showed up to her South Memphis home to cut off her utilities.

  People gather outside Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett to pray for healthcare staff and patients

People gathered outside Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett to say thank-you to the staff and offer support to patients!

  Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee addresses COVID-19′s ‘collateral impact’ on mental health

Coronavirus doesn’t just threaten your physical health. The disease can also take a real toll on your mental health.

  MATA adds extra buses to lessen bus stop, bus shelter wait times

After reducing levels of services, MATA added extra buses on key routes to address the issue of wait times due to the 10-person limit.

  SCHD: Assisted living facility working to address public following coronavirus outbreak

Health department director Alisa Haushalter said there are six cases in the facility -- five residents and one employee. Haushalter said by law the facility has to notify residents and employees.

  Mid-South Makers create masks with 3D printers to help healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Memphians who own 3D printers are teaming up to support medical professionals in the battle against the COVID-19, and they’re doing it while safely quarantining at home.

  The Investigators: U.S. Attorney in West Tennessee assigns COVID-19 coordinator to tackle fraud, price gouging

A new COVID-19 coordinator has been assigned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Tennessee to solely focus on prosecuting fraud related to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Mid-South doctors preparing for the worst of COVID-19

Mid-South hospitals are increasing precautions for healthcare workers by limiting entrances and checking their temperatures before they step foot inside.

  Shelby County health officials link county’s coronavirus outbreak to Mardi Gras

According to the Shelby County Health Department, in early March the first reported cases of the novel coronavirus were two people who went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

  Clergy member of Second Presbyterian Church dies from coronavirus

Members of one of the largest churches in the Bluff City are mourning the loss of one of their own who died after a battle with COVID-19.

COVID-19: Memphis District Corps of Engineers surveying possible hospital sites

The Memphis District Corps of Engineers has started surveying locations for possible hospital sites and alternate care facilities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

  List of Mid-South coronavirus closings: Offices, services, events and more

A number of events across the Mid-South have been canceled or postponed as fears mount over the coronavirus outbreak.

  2nd SCSO employee tests positive for COVID-19

A second Shelby County Sheriff’s Office employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Putting a pause on pregnancies: The window of conception narrows as the global pandemic lingers

The COVID-19 outbreak has some waiting even longer to have a baby. Since the pandemic started, the Associated Society of Reproductive Medicine or ASRM has recommended no new fertility treatments be started.

  23 deaths, more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in Tennessee; 428 cases in Shelby County

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, there are 2,239 confirmed cases in the state and 428 cases in Shelby County.

Tax deadline extended for businesses in Tennessee amid coronavirus outbreak

The Tennessee Department of Revenue announced Tuesday that they would be extending the tax filing deadlines for a number of business-related tax reports.

  Ark. officials considering closing state parks due to out-of-state travelers as COVID-19 cases rise

In a daily briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health reported 523 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state with 64 people hospitalized in connection to the virus.

  Regional One Health and American Red Cross partner to launch community blood drives

Community members can donate blood at the American Red Cross each Tuesday, March 31 through May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  Governor announces shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County

He said he made the decision at the suggestion of health officials. The order goes into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and will last through April 14.

LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

It’s now easier than ever to get tested for the flu and COVID-19. Testing sites are now open across South Mississippi, and others are available across the state.