3/13/20 - COVID-19 Guidelines & Precautions | Travel Insurance | Senate Corrections Reform
As Mississippi reports it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Governor’s task force issues guidelines and cautions.
Then, with travel restrictions and cancellations nationwide, we talk to Insurance Commissioner Chaney about travel insurance.
Plus, a recap of corrections reform bills in the Senate.
The Mississippi Department of Health is taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after the state's first confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. A Forrest County man tested positive this week and is now in self isolation. We hear from State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers about symptoms, testing, and precautions.
Across the country, major events are being canceled or suspended in wake of the coronavirus threat. This could mean travel plans for many are being interrupted without any clear indication that events will rescheduled or fees refunded. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney joins us with advice and guidance in negotiating canceled travel plans.
Mississippi lawmakers are tackling the state's prison crisis with legislation designed to keep violent criminals off the streets and still foster hope. Senator Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula says he's tried to pass a bill to fight gang activity in the state for two years. Each bill passed the Senate but died in the House. This year he's trying again. Wiggins, the chair of a judiciary committee, updated the bill, creating a legal definition for gangs. He tells our Desare Frazier the measure goes after leaders--outlawing recruiting or coercing someone to become a member. We also hear from Sen John Horhn (D) and Senate Corrections Chair Juan Barnett (D).