Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stop the Spread, Call Ahead! Please STAY HOME and CALL FIRST.

Our medical providers are standing by at 228-809-5044.

Our Statement on COVID-19

Updated 8:00 p.m. May 21, 2020 | Read more…

VIRUS ALERT: COVID-19 is in Jackson County. Your friend could have it. Stop the Spread, Call Ahead! STAY HOME and CALL US FIRST.

Call the COVID-19 Hotline (228) 809-5044

Singing River Health System’s COVID-19 Hotline is available every day from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. to answer your questions, screen, and help with next steps.

What To Do If You Suspect You May Be Infected

Coronavirus Testing Requirements:

  • Flu-like symptoms (fever and/or cough) AND
  • Have traveled to a potentially contaminated location OR
  • Been exposed to someone known to be infected

If you meet these requirements and are concerned you have COVID-19, please call our hotline at 228-809-5044 or one of our Medical Clinics. Mississippi Department of Health’s COVID-19 line is at (877) 978-6453.

Urgent Treatment

If you need to visit the emergency department to treat SEVERE symptoms, call 911 or call ahead to your local facility before you arrive. The ED is only testing for COVID-19 if critical criteria are met.

FAQ

Learn about what a coronavirus is, how infection is spread, and what steps to take in our Q&A.

Real Time Global Map

View the interactive global map of COVID-19 cases, updated in real time.

Johns Hopkins CSSE Coronavirus Global Case Map

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Follow the Guidance Below to Prevent the Spread of Illness

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, use the same precautions you would for the flu and common cold. 

Singing River recommends these infection-prevention practices:

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Call your provider if you suspect you have the virus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve–not your hands–when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean your home, workspace, shared items, and other frequented locations.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with sick individuals.
  • The CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

More Information on COVID-19