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Nick Judin

State reporter Nick Judin grew up in Jackson and graduated from the University of Mississippi. He is covering this year’s legislative session. Try not to run him over when you see him crossing State Street.

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OPINION: Message from a COVID-19 Reporter: We Need Patience, Discipline, Fortitude

Jackson Free Press reporter Nick Judin, who is reporting the seriousness of the growing coronavirus epidemic, warns to not take this moment in history for granted.

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MSDH Announces 'South Korea' Strategy, Governor Clarifies Executive Order

The time for playing defense against COVID-19 is over, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs declared Thursday in front of the governor’s mansion in downtown Jackson.

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108 New Cases of COVID-19, Largest Increase So Far

As controversy swirls in Mississippi over Gov. Tate Reeves’ refusal to issue a “Shelter in Place” order, the state has 108 additional cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday, March 25, ...

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Governor Orders Limited Gatherings, Declares Most Businesses 'Essential,' Supersedes Local Safety Efforts

Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order early this evening expanding the bans on large public gatherings in Mississippi, while declaring most types of businesses “essential” and, thus, exempt from ...

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Governor: Wait-and-See on State Lockdown Despite 71 New COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Tate Reeves again rejected calls for a statewide lockdown at a press conference outside the governor’s mansion today in downtown Jackson, saying that “no expert had yet recommended” such ...

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Governor Rejects State Lockdown For COVID-19: ‘Mississippi's Never Going to Be China’

Gov. Tate Reeves rejected calls today for a statewide shelter-at-home order, a measure of caution against the spread of COVID-19 being rapidly deployed next door in Louisiana, elsewhere in the ...

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Governor Under Fire as COVID-19 Spreads, Testing Begins at Fairgrounds

The Mississippi State Department of Health begins drive-thru testing today at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and wireless provider C-Spire.

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Saturday, March 22: 60 New COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi, Spread Across Age Groups

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced 60 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, March 21, bringing the statewide total to 140. The cases are mostly women and spread across ...

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More COVID-19 Testing Sites, Public and Private, Available in Jackson Area

Mississippians will have access to a central COVID-19 testing location at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson starting Monday.

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Rankin, 10 Other Counties Join List of 80 Cases of COVID-19 in State, One Dead

This morning, The Mississippi State Department of Health added 30 new cases to its daily roster of COVID-19 cases in the state, considered “presumptive” until the Centers for Disease Control ...

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50 COVID-19 Cases Now as UMMC Works to Develop Own Test for 'Tidal Wave' Virus

“We are ramping up all of our contingency planning to be prepared for a tidal wave of patients that we know is about to hit us,” UMMC Department of Emergency ...

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