Mayor Murray Weems has issued a citywide curfew beginning Thursday and continuing through April 16 and banned on public gatherings until further notice to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The curfew will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday and continue each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Newton County now has at least two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to figures released from the Mississippi Department of Health Monday morning.
La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced in a press release Sunday afternoon that it will have a temporary shutdown of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and regional distribution centers effective immediately.
This includes the manufacturing and shipping operations in Newton. The company said they will re-evaluate the situation April 13.
JACKSON – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one new death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi, bringing the state total to six.
The case was a Rankin County male 80-85 with underlying conditions. He died while hospitalized.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors declared a civil emergency to help control the spread of the coronavirus during a special called meeting Tuesday following confirmation of the first confirmed coronavirus case in the county.
The East Central Community College Board of Trustees revised a policy and granted authorization to prepare for a possible extended closure of the college campus as a result of the coronavirus outbreak during a special called meeting Thursday.