Days after signing an executive order to close all non-essential businesses statewide, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is now requiring all Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.
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.
“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.
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.
Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will update the public at 1:30 p.m. on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.
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.
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.
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.