Shelter-In-Place Executive Order for Lauderdale County

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mississippi Department of Health identified Lauderdale County as the first localized region for additional restrictions, and Governor Reeves announced the shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County at a press conference this morning. […]


Severe Weather Preparedness During COVID-19

PEARL, Miss. – As we approach the month of April, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is prepared to respond to potential severe weather while combating the pandemic of COVID-19. Last April, 67 confirmed tornadoes ripped through the state of Mississippi. In the event of severe weather, county EMA directors should open county saferooms to ensure […]


March 24, 2020 Severe Weather Event Preliminary Damage Assessment

PEARL, Miss. – The National Weather Service confirmed the severe storm that impacted Tishomingo County Tuesday evening, March 24, 2020 produced an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds near 110 mph. After a preliminary assessment of the impacted areas, a total of 55 residential homes and 4 commercial buildings in Tishomingo County were impacted by the […]


SBA Declaration Approved After February Flood

PEARL, Miss. – The U. S. Small Business Administration approved Governor Tate Reeves’ request for a disaster declaration for Hinds and Madison Counties following the Pearl River Flood Event from February 10, 2020 to February 14, 2020. The request approved low-interest loans for the primary counties: Hinds and Madison. Contiguous counties are also eligible: Attala, […]


Governor Reeves Signs New Executive Order Regarding COVID-19

Pearl, Miss. – On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves signed a supplement to Executive Order 1463. In the order, Governor Reeves provided clarity to ensure uniform statewide parameter to slow the spread of COVID-19 including: No measures can be adopted that are less restrictive than the executive order. Any existing local measures can […]


Información Sobre COVID-19 En Español

Lo Que Necesita Saber la Enfermedad del Coronavirus  Qué Hacer si Contrae la Enfermedad del Coronavirus Síntomas de la Enfermedad del Coronavirus: Fiebre Tos Dificultad Para Respirar *Los síntomas pueden aparecer de 2 a 14 días después de la exposición* En los casos confirmados de la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), las enfermedades reportadas han […]


Video Message from MEMA Director Greg Michel

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency distributed more PPE (personal protective equipment) to all 82 counties today. Here is an update from Director Greg Michel. Plus, the director is urging Mississippians to stop panic buying. Here’s more on the impact of hoarding groceries: https://www.wsav.com/news/consumer-report/grocery-shopping-no-need-to-hoard/   Director Greg Michel’s update on PPE distribution today. […]


Statewide Emergency Supply Distribution Underway

PEARL, Miss. – MEMA along with the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi National Guard spent the day distributing emergency supplies of Personal Protective Equipment to healthcare facilities and county agencies. Twenty-five percent of the current state PPE inventory was distributed today, Saturday March 21, 2020, distributed as “push packages” across the state. […]


MDES Announces Support for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. MDES has modified its existing unemployment compensation rules to also allow workers to file a claim for unemployment benefits if they are/have been: Quarantined […]


Distribution of Supplies to Healthcare Facilities and County Agencies

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will begin distributing vital supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to counties across the state, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Twenty-five percent of the current state PPE inventory will be distributed as “push packages” to county points of distribution all across […]