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YP Daily Roundup 4/8/20

YP Daily Roundup 4/8/20

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 8, 2020

YP – Unemployment benefits and upcoming elections on track according to Tate Reeves

In addressing those who are seeking unemployment benefits, “You have my assurance,” said Reeves. “You are going to get what you deserve. Your claim will be filed based on the day you were terminated, not the day you called.” He added that the surge in claims has slowed the system, but they are working on ways to alleviate that problem.

While many are without work, Reeves is encouraging essential businesses and those who can continue working, to allow employees to do so from home when possible.

YP – Gov. Tate Reeves discusses new warning of isolation with COVID-19

Governor Reeves expressed concern at the beginning of the press conference for individuals who may become isolated during the time of social distancing and the shelter-in-place order.

He urged Mississippians to be willing to reach out to people they know whether they be family, friends, coworkers or neighbors and offer support. He said that can come in many ways from a phone call to offering to pick up groceries for someone who may be at a higher risk to contract the illness.

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WLOX / WLBT – Official explains why more than half of coronavirus deaths in Miss. are African-Americans

Official explains why more than half of coronavirus deaths in Miss. are African-Americans

Dr. Byers explained why that is.

“We know that there can be high rates of underlying chronic medical problems in the African-American community in Mississippi,” Byers said. “This is not news. We know with COVID-19 can have a disproportionate impact on individuals with underlying medical problems.”

Byers says that the state needs to be aware of this fact and that they will be placing that information on the Mississippi Dept. of Health’s website…

…Reeves said one reason why that is, as stated by Dr. Byers, are underlying health conditions like diabetes and obesity.

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YP – What the CDC actually says about coronavirus and your pets

As humans continue practicing social distancing, the impact COVID-19 has on animals has been misinterpreted across social media platforms.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is no evidence to suggest that companion animals such as dogs and cats can spread COVID-19. There is also no evidence that they can be a source of infection.

The CDC classifies Coronaviruses as a large family of viruses that in very rare cases can cause illness in some animals.

Speaker Gunn gives a Tuesday update

WTOK – Mississippi launches ‘Emergency Business Operations Center’ website

YP – MDHS puts $72.5 million into state’s economy in March 2020

WJTV – Mississippi insurance companies issue moratorium

The Mississippi Insurance Department has ordered all companies within the state to place a moratorium on cancellation of insurance policies for nonpayment of premium on all clients, that includes Keith Hawsey’s Nationwide clients in Madison and Jackson.

“This is for personal clients and for commercial clients basically saying they’re gonna give them 60 days to where their policy will not cancel for non-payment of premium,” Hawsey said.

It’s designed to provide a cushion for clients struggling during the pandemic.

“It’s a temporary fix to kinda help them get through this period,” Hawsey said. “If they’ve lost their job, if they have other things they need to pay for.”

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