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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

I know the coronavirus is a major concern across Mississippi. As your member of Congress, I'm doing everything I can to make sure our health care providers have the resources they need to keep you and your families safe. 

We must come together to get through this. My staff and I are here to answer any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. I urge you to stay in the know and stay safe. Closely follow the guidance set out by the CDC and ensure you are doing everything you can to keep your loved ones safe. Let's all pitch in to do our part to slow the spread. 

Click here to learn more about the stimulus Congress passed to provide relief for Americans.

***In the interest of both public health and our staff's personal health, our offices located in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, and Washington, will be operating without contact. Please call our office before you show up as we are unlikely to be able to accommodate any in-person meetings at this time. **updated on January 25, 2021.

General Resources

Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453 (Open 24/7)

Frequently Asked Questions on Legislation Passed in Response to Coronavirus

Testing Sites in Mississippi
In order for an individual to be tested they must have BOTH a 100.4 degree fever or higher and coughing or chest pain. Please call the clinic before showing up unannounced. 

Schedule Vaccine Appointment
The state of Mississippi is being given COVID-19 vaccines as they are made available by the federal government. Please visit the Mississippi Department of Health's website for more information on vaccine distribution and availability in our state.  

Employment Resources

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced that existing unemployment compensation requirements have been adjusted in response to COVID-19. 

Help Filing for Unemployment

Tax Resources

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The Treasury Department recently announced the start of the 2020 tax filing season will officially begin on February 12, 2021. Americans will be required to file by April 15, 2021.

Mississippi Department of Revenue

Small Business Resources

SBA Loan Application
All Mississippi businesses and non-profits that are severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. These businesses can apply for up to $2 million in working capital that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Paycheck Protection Program

Veteran Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) COVID-19 FAQs

VA Public Health Response

Department of Veterans Affairs

Agricultural Resources

United States Department of Agriculture

Educational Resources

Department of Education

Smithsonian Learning Lab

NASA STEM Education (K-4)

Travel Information

State Department Travel Advisories

Give us a call
Please contact one of our offices if you are in need of assistance or have a question or concern. 
Hattiesburg: 601-582-3246
Gulfport: 228-864-7670
Pascagoula: 228-202-8104
Washington: 202-225-5772