Mississippi legislators are considering a Senate Bill that would allow third graders who fail this school year’s state-required reading assessment to move on to fourth grade, and area educators say they support the move.
Miss State, Ole Miss football programs plan to shoulder combined $600K in COVID testing costs for 2020 season
Mississippi State football players’ post-practice routines are consistent. Student-athletes place their pads in their respective lockers before heading to the dining room in the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex for a team meal, snack or drink.
When a person tests for COVID-19, the first thing they want to know is whether they have contracted the virus.
More and more, the answer is yes. On Monday, Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,635 new cases, shattering the previous high single-day case record.
Given the increase, the next logical question posed at a lab, clinic or drive-in test site is how long it will take to get the results.
Lowndes County residents who complete a health screening with a University of Mississippi Medical Center clinician over the next two days will have a chance to be tested for COVID-19 coronavirus at a state-sponsored drive-thru testing site at Fairview Baptist Church on Saturday.
State’s uninsured hit hard by COVID-19: Tests cost hundreds out-of-pocket, adding to medical debt or deterring residents from seeking care
Within days, the cough quickly escalated into a burning chest pain that dropped 30-year-old Brittany Marie Wells to her kitchen floor.
“I started crying,” Wells said. “My mom ended up calling my dad, telling him that we needed to go to the hospital.”
But she refused to go.
Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of the U.S. response to the pandemic, the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages.
Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.
Police who find suspected drugs during a traffic stop or an arrest usually pause to perform a simple task: They place some of the material in a vial filled with liquid. If the liquid turns a certain color, it’s supposed to confirm the presence of cocaine, heroin or other narcotics.
The majority of Columbus Municipal School District students failed end-of-year assessments in 2016-17, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.
State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won’t revoke their diplomas.